Definition of naughty
- a naughty child
- No naughty jokes in front of the children, please!
She gave him a naughty smile.
told her to act her age and stop throwing temper tantrums like a naughty little girl
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: behaving badly
: relating to or suggesting sex in usually a playful way
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