cheeky

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From cheek +‎ -y.

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cheeky (comparative cheekier, superlative cheekiest)

  1. (informal) Impudent; impertinent; impertinently bold, often in a way that is regarded as endearing or amusing.
    • 1899, Rudyard Kipling, Stalky & Co., chaper 4:
      "Shut up," said Harrison. "You chaps always behave as if you were jawin' us when we come to jaw you."
      "You're a lot too cheeky," said Craye.
    • 1909, P. G. Wodehouse, The Swoop! or How Clarence Saved England, chaper 7:
      The Young Turks, as might have been expected, wrote in their customary flippant, cheeky style.

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