sauce (noun) LISTEN
Sauce is a liquid food you put on other food, such as pasta or pizza.
- The chef tossed the pasta with marinara sauce.
- Maria likes her eggs with hot sauce.
- Cheesecake tastes good with a tart strawberry sauce.
secret sauce: a key element, that is kept secret and is responsible for the success of an organization. Example: “The company’s secret sauce is their new app.”
on the sauce: drinking alcohol. Example: “Bert didn’t go to work today. He must be on the sauce again.”
saucy: impolite or impertinent. Example: “The teacher was angry when the little girl made a saucy remark.”
In pop culture
Listen to Justin Timberlake’s song “Sauce.”