1. [syn: piquant, salty]
2. containing or filled with salt;
- Example: "salt water"
3. one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Salty \Salt"y\ (s[add]lt"[y^]), a.
1. Containing salt; tasting of salt; saltish; as, the salty
sea; the potatoes are too salty.
[1913 Webster + PJC]
2. Interesting and witty; piquant; -- of discourse.
3. Racy; sexually suggestive; -- of discourse.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: engagingly stimulating or provocative; "a piquant wit";
"salty language" [syn: piquant, salty]
2: containing or filled with salt; "salt water" [ant: fresh,
3: one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
64 Moby Thesaurus words for "salty":
Attic, biting, blue, brackish, brilliant, briny, broad, clever,
droll, facetious, funny, humorous, humorsome, jesting, jocose,
jocular, joking, joky, joshing, keen, keen-witted, marine,
maritime, mordacious, mordant, nautical, naval, navigational,
nimble-witted, ocean-going, oceanic, off-color, pelagic, pickled,
pointed, pungent, purple, quick-witted, racy, rapier-like, risky,
risque, saline, salt, salted, saltish, scabrous, scathing,
scintillating, seafaring, seamanlike, seamanly, shady, sharp,
smart, sparkling, spicy, sprightly, suggestive, trenchant,
water-borne, whimsical, wicked, witty