cheeky

adjective \ ˈchē-kē \
Updated on: 21 May 2018
cheekier; cheekiest
informal
: boldly rude, impudent, or disrespectful in usually a playful or appealing way
  • a cheeky grin
  • … old-timers who still look like they could deck you if you get too cheeky.
  • —Shaun Assael

cheekily

play \-kə-lē\ adverb

cheekiness

play \-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of cheeky in a Sentence

  1. a cheeky comment about something that was none of her business

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Origin and Etymology of cheeky

see 1cheek

CHEEKY Defined for English Language Learners

cheeky

  • : rude and showing a lack of respect often in a way that seems playful or amusing


CHEEKY Defined for Kids

cheeky

adjective \ ˈchē-kē \
cheekier; cheekiest
: showing disrespect : rude


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