salty etymology

English word salty comes from Middle English salti

Detailed word origin of salty

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
salti Middle English (enm)
salty English (eng) (US, _, slang, dated) Irritated, annoyed (from the sharp, spicy flavor 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).. (internet slang, derogatory) Indignant or offended due to over-sensitivity, humourlessness, or defeat (implying the person is [...]

Words with the same origin as salty

Descendants of salti
salty dog