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weaksauce

adjective; compounding
Something that is weaksauce is lame or inferior. The source of the compound weaksauce is unclear. It is possibly a reference to mild salsa which is not as spicy as hot sauce. This comparison seems to have been extended to refer to anything of lesser quality.
 
"That game is weaksauce."
Etymology : Compound of weak and sauce. [weak < ON. veik-r + sauce < F. sauce (in OF. also sausse)]
Source : Heard used numerous times by Rice students.
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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