cheeky

[chee-kee]
adjective, cheekier, cheekiest.
impudent; insolent: a cheeky fellow; cheeky behavior.

Origin:
1855–60; cheek + -y1

cheekily, adverb
cheekiness, noun


saucy, audacious, bold.
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cheeky (ˈtʃiːkɪ)
 
adj , cheekier, cheekiest
disrespectful in speech or behaviour; impudent: a cheeky child
 
'cheekily
 
adv
 
'cheekiness
 
n

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cheeky
1859, from cheek in its sense of "insolence."
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Example sentences
Steve:that features a cheeky urban pigeon that's kind of a wisecrack.
It was incredibly cheeky for the government to then insist that universities both provide and pay for this work.
It is still pinkish, and still plays host to some terrific writing, annotated by cheeky headlines and pointillistic graphics.
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