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