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Sass and back talk

Posted by ESC on April 19, 2004

In Reply to: Also "smart mouth" posted by Smokey Stover on April 19, 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

Then there's: sass and back talk.