Definition of Cheeky

1. Adjective. Offensively bold. "A nervy thing to say"

Exact synonyms: Brash, Nervy
Similar to: Forward
Derivative terms: Brashness, Cheek, Cheekiness, Nerve



Definition of Cheeky

1. Adjective. (informal) Impudent; impertinent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cheeky

1. impudent [adj CHEEKIER, CHEEKIEST] : CHEEKILY [adv] - See also: impudent

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheeky

cheekbones
cheeke
cheeked
cheekful
cheekfuls
cheekier
cheekiest
cheekily
cheekiness
cheekinesses
cheeking
cheekless
cheekpiece
cheekpieces
cheeks
cheeky (current term)
cheeky monkey
cheep
cheeped
cheeper
cheepers
cheeping
cheeps
cheer
cheer on
cheer up
cheere
cheered
cheerer
cheerer-upper

Literary usage of Cheeky

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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"The cheeky boy, with the natural ingratitude of youth, often makes a long nose at his master, even when showing on all that the master has taught him. ..."

2. William Cotton Oswell, Hunter and Explorer: The Story of His Life with by William Edward Oswell, David Livingstone (1900)
"... reports—' Don't work too hard'—Minnie—cheeky to the French master—Visit to Haileybury—Tone of a school safeguard of boys—Kaleidoscopic education—Lister ..."

3. Rhodesia, Past and Present by Stefanus Jacobus Du Toit (1897)
"... Ancients crushed the Quartz—Many thousands of Labourers— Nightly Visitors—A Sunday Dinner—A Wild Boar— A cheeky Matabele Petty Chief—A Prospector's Camp ..."

4. Collectanea Topographica Et Genealogica by Frederic Madden, Bulkeley Bandinel, John Gough Nichols (1834)
"... cheeky Or and Azure, on a chief Argent a goat Gules. f. 322. Sir Thomas Arundell, knt. wedded dau. of Durnford. ..."

5. Curiosities of London: Exhibiting the Most Rare and Remarkable Objects of by John Timbs (1855)
"... of that house near Fleet-street called Clifford's Inn." arms are those of the Lords Clifford, viz. cheeky, or and azare, ..."

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