adjective /ˈsɒl.ti/
a) Tasting of salt.

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.

b) Containing salt.

I want to beg your pardon for making you salty that night.

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