Definition of naughty
1a archaic : vicious in moral character : wickedb : guilty of disobedience or misbehavior a naughty child
2 : lacking in taste or propriety No naughty jokes in front of the children, please!
naughtilyplay \ˈnȯ-tə-lē, ˈnä-\ adverb
naughtinessplay \ˈnȯ-tē-nəs, ˈnä-\ noun
Examples of naughty in a sentence
She gave him a naughty smile.
told her to act her age and stop throwing temper tantrums like a naughty little girl
Origin and Etymology of naughty
Middle English noughti, from nought
First Known Use: 14th century
NAUGHTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of naughty for English Language Learners
: behaving badly
: relating to or suggesting sex in usually a playful way
NAUGHTY Defined for Kids
Definition of naughty for Students
: behaving in a bad or improper way
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