Salty vs Subsaline - What's the difference?

salty | subsaline |

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.
  • Containing 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:
  • 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.
  • * 1969 , Iceberg Slim, Pimp: The Story of My Life , Holloway House Publishing, page 162:
  • I want to beg your pardon for making you salty that night.
  • (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 .
  • Coordinate terms

    * (irritated attitude) sassy

    Derived terms

    * (experienced sailor) salty dog






    (en adjective)
  • Moderately saline or salty.
  • (Webster 1913)