adjective, naugh·ti·er, naugh·ti·est.
- naughty nineties,
- naughty step,
Origin of naughty
Examples from the Web for naughtily
And it is not true, is it, that you naughtily assaulted a gentleman of the Court?Sir Ludar|Talbot Baines Reed
"It seems to me that you'd better read this yourself," she said, naughtily.Mr. Prohack|E. Arnold Bennett
You naughtily implied something of that kind just when you were running away from me.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3)|George Eliot
But we shant, whispered Mollie, naughtily to Barbara, under cover of general conversation.The Automobile Girls at Palm Beach|Laura Dent Crane
And I am sure he has fallen in love with you,” returned Phillis, naughtily, “for he talked to no one else.Not Like Other Girls|Rosa N. Carey
adjective -tier or -tiest
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for naughty
late 14c., naugti "needy, having nothing," from Old English nawiht (see naught) + -y (2). Sense of "wicked, evil, morally wrong" is attested from 1520s; specific meaning "sexually promiscuous" is from 1869. The more tame main modern sense of "disobedient" (especially of children) is attested from 1630s. Related: Naughtily; naughtiness. A woman of bad character c.1530-1750 might be called a naughty pack (also sometimes of men and later of children).