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cheeky

Syllabification: cheek·y
Pronunciation: /ˈCHēkē
 
/

Definition of cheeky in English:

adjective (cheekier, cheekiest)

Impudent or irreverent, typically in an endearing or amusing way: a cheeky grin
More example sentences
  • Jade has a cheeky grin and her eyes sparkle behind her thick-rimmed glasses.
  • Other tributes refer to Ryan's sense of humour, his cheeky grin and ability to cheer people up.
  • He looked at me with a cheeky grin on his face and actually imitated my hobble all the way back to the entrance door.

Derivatives

cheekily

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • But when we rather cheekily asked Campbell what he was like as a house guest, the events of over 300 years ago were obviously still quite raw.
  • ‘People seem to like me, you know,’ he says, before cheekily asking whether I like him, too.
  • My unopened water bottle is soon snatched from my hands and a monkey skilfully opens the lid and drinks from it cheekily as I look on.

cheekiness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • I guess there's nothing wrong with that as they don't hide behind teenage cheekiness and are pretty up front.
  • He's funny, co-operative and engaging and he is getting his cheekiness back.
  • She had an amazing sense of humour, and a bit of cheekiness to go with it.

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