- impudent; insolent: a cheeky fellow; cheeky behavior.
Origin of cheeky
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saucy, audacious, bold.
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Examples from the Web for cheekily
We could make out what she said cheekily in response to his questions.The Life of a Liberian Child with Ebola
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The wrestling worthy accessory is a bit of a misnomer—there is no cheekily exposed skin in this full-coverage contraption.Is the Facekini the Future of Beachwear?
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It would come down to what McDonough cheekily called the “half Monty” versus the “full Monty.”Obama’s Drone Debacle
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“There might be a little chance of romance, you never know,” he said cheekily.The New Doctor Who
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They were cheekily copying art from the fair and selling it.The Coolest Works at Frieze
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He looked at me, cheekily; then he vanished through the gate.Tommy Wideawake
H. H. Bashford
- disrespectful in speech or behaviour; impudenta cheeky child
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Word Origin and History for cheekily
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