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naughty

play
adjective naugh·ty \ˈnȯ-tē, ˈnä-\

Simple Definition of naughty

  • : behaving badly

  • : relating to or suggesting sex in usually a playful way

Full Definition of naughty

naugh·ti·ernaugh·ti·est

  1. 1 a archaic :  vicious in moral character :  wicked b :  guilty of disobedience or misbehavior

  2. 2 :  lacking in taste or propriety

naugh·ti·ly play \ˈnȯ-tə-lē, ˈnä-\ adverb
naugh·ti·ness play \ˈnȯ-tē-nəs, ˈnä-\ noun

Examples of naughty

  1. She gave him a naughty smile.

  2. <told her to act her age and stop throwing temper tantrums like a naughty little girl>



Origin of naughty

Middle English noughti, from nought


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with naughty



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