Definition of cheeky in English:

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cheeky

Pronunciation: /ˈtʃiːki/

adjective (cheekier, cheekiest)

chiefly British
1Showing a lack of respect or politeness in a way that is amusing or appealing: 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.
Synonyms
impudent, impertinent, insolent, presumptuous, forward, pert, bold, bold as brass, brazen, brazen-faced, shameless, audacious, overfamiliar, irreverent, discourteous, disrespectful, insubordinate, impolite, bad-mannered, ill-mannered, unmannerly, mannerless, rude, insulting
informal brass-necked, cocky, lippy, mouthy, fresh, flip
British informal saucy, smart-arsed
North American informal sassy, nervy, smart-assed
archaic malapert, contumelious, presumptive, assumptive
1.1British informal (Of something pleasurable) consumed or done in an unplanned, rather self-indulgent way: a cheeky pint venturing south for a cheeky weekend away

Derivatives

cheekiness

Pronunciation: /ˈtʃiːkinəs/
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.

Words that rhyme with cheeky

beaky, cliquey, cock-a-leekie, creaky, freaky, Geikie, Kon-Tiki, Leakey, leaky, peaky, reeky, sleeky, sneaky, squeaky, streaky, Thessaloníki, tiki, tzatziki
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