Posted by Smokey Stover on April 19, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Fresh mouth posted by ESC on April 18, 2004
: : Hi everyone,
: : Anyone who happens to know wut this means?
: : Her 'fresh mouth' and lack of respect for me.
: : Thank you all!
: Merriam-Webster online:
: Fresh -- Probably by folk etymology from German frech. Disposed to take liberties. IMPUDENT.
: Impudent -- marked by contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others : INSOLENT.
You might say much the same thing about the expression "smart mouth," except as regards the etymology. I think it can be used as a verb, but I don't guarantee it. "Don't you smart-mouth me!" SS