Meaning of cheeky in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtʃiːki/

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adjectiveadjective cheekier, adjective cheekiest

  • 1mainly British Showing a lack of respect or politeness in a way that is amusing or appealing.

    ‘a cheeky grin’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She is slightly built and very pretty, with baby blue eyes and a wide, cheeky grin.’
    • ‘I don't know how, but I can tell from his cheeky grin that he's had to change quite a lot.’
    • ‘The impression was of a government dusting itself down and grinning at a cheeky escape.’
    • ‘They have a tremendous sense of perspective and although they may be a bit cheeky with it, they never do arrogance.’
    • ‘Some of his questions were a bit cheeky, and I applaud you for revealing your income.’
    • ‘Cara is a lovely, cheeky, normal little girl, and this illness came on so suddenly and has shocked us all.’
    • ‘People who knew him, including his teachers, would describe him as a lovable, cheeky rogue.’
    • ‘She said she did not feel fearful of speaking to Prince Charles, nor of appearing cheeky in asking for help.’
    • ‘Here was I, cheeky Emma Kennedy, about to have to do some proper acting with no laughs attached.’
    • ‘He could be quite cheeky but he was always enthusiastic, and totally dedicated to Sally and Ellie.’
    • ‘I suppose it was a bit cheeky of me to draw someone while they were sleeping, but I couldn't resist it.’
    • ‘Yes, I am cheeky, but so far we have relied heavily on the good people of Bolton and they have never let us down.’
    • ‘And they say it will be hard for them to carry on without seeing his cheeky face.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, venturing south for a cheeky weekend away turned out to be a pleasant surprise.’
    • ‘He sets the cheeky tone of a film that never asks the viewer to take it seriously.’
    • ‘The fact that the film tries to go back to cheeky black comedy after this is simply baffling.’
    • ‘Earlier this year we were getting rid of properties after just a week and getting away with cheeky prices.’
    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
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    1. 1.1British informal (of something pleasurable) consumed or done in an unplanned, rather self-indulgent way.
      • ‘a cheeky pint’
      • ‘we ventured south for a cheeky weekend away’