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Doesn't "naughty" also mean "worthless"? Have someone good examples, perhaps from a whole sentence where it is used? Would someone enhance this entry please? -- 20:03, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

I have never heard that meaning. It does not sound like English to me. —Stephen 15:11, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
Hmmm, so I'm confused. I found this meaning here ( There are even some examples. But to be sure I always check out the tree pages en:wiktionary, dict.leo and and are trying to found some examples in whole sentence. You're right that this meaning is just mention in, perhaps this is a wrong entry there? -- 17:44, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
Yes, naughty boy, naughty children, and naughty trick are fine, but I would understand "naughty document" as being a document that contains naughty words (i.e., dirty words) or a euphemism for pornography. —Stephen 18:09, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

naughty lingerie[edit]

Surely "risque: flirting with impropriety and/or bad taste; morally dubious, especially sexually suggestive, usually in a mild way." doesn't fit this usage. AFAICT the example sentence is under the right sense, but the sense is way off, either that or it might be two senses. For example, if I were to publish a murder on YouTube, that would be "impropriety and/or bad taste; morally dubious", but not naughty in the 21st century sense of the word. Mglovesfun (talk) 18:15, 8 September 2011 (UTC)


Shouldn't the US pronunciation be /ˈnɔdi/ rather than /ˈnɔti/? TFighterPilot (talk) 21:42, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

No, because the voicing and flapping of the /t/ ([ˈnɔɾi] would be a more accurate transcription) is a completely automatic effect on the phonetic level and is not expressed in a phonological transcription (indicated by the slashes). See WT:PRON. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 23:17, 23 June 2015 (UTC)