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cheeky

[chee-kee] /ˈtʃi ki/
adjective, cheekier, cheekiest.
1.
impudent; insolent:
a cheeky fellow; cheeky behavior.
Origin of cheeky
1855-1860
1855-60; cheek + -y1
Related forms
cheekily, adverb
cheekiness, noun
Synonyms
saucy, audacious, bold.
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  • She might even, I should say, write a letter to you—perhaps a cheeky sort of letter, which would at once set your mind at ease.'

    In the Year of Jubilee George Gissing
  • What will you do, you cheeky boy, if they ask us for our board in advance?

    The Boy Settlers Noah Brooks
  • And he pushed aside the playful-rough hands of the two cheeky rascals, Alex and Guy.

    The Twilight of the Souls Louis Couperus
  • John wondered how Scaife had divined that he wished to be cheeky.

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • I cant blame him for thinking this a cheeky invasion, Ned smiled, as he returned to his chair at the side of the couch.

    Boy Scouts in the Northwest G. Harvey Ralphson
British Dictionary definitions for cheeky

cheeky

/ˈtʃiːkɪ/
adjective cheekier, cheekiest
1.
disrespectful in speech or behaviour; impudent: a cheeky child
Derived Forms
cheekily, adverb
cheekiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for cheeky
adj.

1859, from cheek in its sense of "insolence" + -y (2). Related: Cheekily; cheekiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for cheeky

cheeky

adjective

Impudent; impertinent; rude (1850s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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