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slang Annoyed by, upset by, or resentful of something that has been done or said to one. Of course I'm salty—you made fun of me in front of all our friends! Why is she so salty? I told her I was going to be home late!
A sailor, especially a man, who is older and has had a lot of experience on the seas. The bar was packed with old salty dogs who'd traveled all across the world, sharing stories of their adventures.
A proclivity to use coarse, rude, or vulgar language. My grandmother is the sweetest old lady you'll ever meet but, my lord, does she have a salty tongue! That salty tongue of yours is going to get you in trouble some day. Not everyone thinks language like that is acceptable!
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n. expensive; [of a price] falsely bid up. That price is a little salty. Is that the best you can do?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.