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Taxonomy vs Sass - What's the difference?

taxonomy | sass |

As nouns the difference between taxonomy and sass

is that taxonomy is the science or the technique used to make a classification while sass is (us) sarcasm, backtalk, cheek.

As a verb sass is

(us) to talk, to talk back.

taxonomy

Noun

(taxonomies)
  • The science or the technique used to make a classification.
  • A classification; especially , a classification in a hierarchical system.
  • (taxonomy, uncountable) The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.
  • Synonyms

    * alpha taxonomy

    Derived terms

    * folk taxonomy * scientific taxonomy

    See also

    * classification * rank * taxon * domain * kingdom * subkingdom * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * class * subclass * infraclass * superorder * order * suborder * infraorder * parvorder * superfamily * family * subfamily * genus * species * subspecies * superregnum * regnum * subregnum * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * classis * subclassis * infraclassis * superordo * ordo * subordo * infraordo * taxon * superfamilia * familia * subfamilia * ontology

    sass

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (US) sarcasm, backtalk, cheek.
  • *
  • “Say — if you give me much more of your sass I’ll take and bounce a rock off’n your head.”
  • *
  • “Looky here — mind how you talk to me; I’m a-standing about all I can stand now — so don’t gimme no sass .”

    Derived terms

    * sassy

    Verb

    (es)
  • (US) To talk, to talk back.
  • *
  • “The duke he begun to abuse him for an old fool, and the king begun to sass back, and the minute they was fairly at it I lit out and shook the reefs out of my hind legs, and spun down the river road like a deer, for I see our chance; and I made up my mind that it would be a long day before they ever see me and Jim again.”
  • *
  • “But, good land! what did he want to sass back for? You see, it couldn’t do him no good, and it was just nuts for them.”