Meaning of “sauce” in the English Dictionary

"sauce" in British English

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uk /sɔːs/ us /sɑːs/

sauce noun (THICK LIQUID)

[ U ] slang alcohol:

He's been on the sauce (= drinking too much alcohol) again.

More examples

  • a creamy sauce
  • a mild chilli sauce
  • Add a pinch of salt to the sauce.
  • Stir the sauce gently until it begins to boil.
  • Thicken the sauce with a little flour.

(Definition of “sauce” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sauce" in American English

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saucenoun [ C/U ]

us /sɔs/

(Definition of “sauce” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)