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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Salt"y
Somewhat salt; saltish.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Containing or filled with salt
  2. Engagingly stimulating or provocative ("salty language")
  3. One of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water

From Middle English salti, equivalent to salt +‎ -y.

Compare Saterland Frisian soaltich (“salty”), West Frisian sâltich (“salty”), Dutch zoutig (“salty”), German Low German soltig (“salty”), German salzig (“salty”).

Notable Persons Named Salty

Salty was born on August 8th, 1918. He died on November 2nd, 2004.


Salty was born on March 6th, 1909. He passed away on January 1st, 1970.


Salty was born on January 16th, 1926. He left this life in 1979.


Salty was born on April 14th, 1924.


Fun Facts about the name Salty

  • When was the first name Salty first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Salty is Monday, May 20th, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Salty? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Salty. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Salty: Your name in reverse order is Ytlas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Stlay. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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