Salty vs Subsaline - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between salty and subsaline
is that salty
is tasting of salt while subsaline
is moderately saline or salty.
Tasting of salt.
(figuratively) Coarse, provocative, earthy; said of language.
(figuratively) Experienced, especially used to indicate a veteran of the naval services; salty dog (from salt of the sea).
Irritated, annoyed; from sharp, spicy flavor of salt.
* 1946 , Mezz Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues , Payback Press 1999, page 61:
* 1969 , Iceberg Slim, Pimp: The Story of My Life , Holloway House Publishing, page 162:
- Ray and Fuzzy were salty with our unhip no-playing piano player, because she broke time on the piano so bad that the strings yelled whoa to the hammers.
(linguistics) Pertaining to those dialects of Catalan, spoken in the Balearic Islands and along the coast of Catalonia, that use definitive articles descended from the Latin .
- I want to beg your pardon for making you salty that night.
* (irritated attitude) sassy
* (experienced sailor) salty dog