AskDefine | Define salty

Dictionary Definition

salty adj
1 engagingly stimulating or provocative; "a piquant wit"; "salty language" [syn: piquant]
2 containing salt; "a saline solution"; "salty tears" [syn: saline]
3 one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water [syn: salt] [also: saltiest, saltier]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Tasting of salt.
  2. Containing salt.
  3. Coarse, provocative, earthy; said of language.
  4. Experienced, especially used to indicate a veteran of the naval services.


tasting of salt

Extensive Definition

Salty may refer to the following:
  • Salty a diesel engine in Thomas and Friends
  • An adjective describing something with the properties, usually taste, of Salt
  • An adjective describing something related to the sea e.g. see A Salty Dog
  • An Australian slang term for the Saltwater Crocodile

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