- 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 cheekiness
Eventually, this short, louche novel that began with warmth and zest and cheekiness, wanders around aimlessly in magenta caftans.Gloria Vanderbilt Gets Kinky
June 23, 2009
But from a raw tenderfoot and inconsidered member of the scrub any such comment would savor of cheekiness, so he kept silent.Under Boy Scout Colors</p>
Joseph Bushnell Ames
- disrespectful in speech or behaviour; impudenta cheeky child
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Word Origin and History for cheekiness
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