adjective, naugh·ti·er, naugh·ti·est.
- naughty nineties,
- naughty step,
Origin of naughty
Examples from the Web for naughty
Can you call someone a ‘naughty boy’ or do you have to say ‘naughty man?’The UK’s War on Porn: ‘Proof That Men Making These Rules Do Not See Women as Equals’|Aurora Snow|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Click the option to be warned about sensitive media and these naughty images won't be thrust at you.Porn Stars Want to Know: Why Did Facebook Delete Me?|Aurora Snow|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's not just Santa who knows whether you've been naughty or nice – so does the National Security Agency.Obama vs. Orwell—The Biggest Fight of His Second Term|John Avlon|December 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet for all her cred as a femme serieux, Kennedy keeps in close touch with the naughty girl of her past.Lisa Kennedy Montgomery on Her Path From MTV to Fox Business|Lloyd Grove|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The other photos, many showing lots of naked flesh, give a sense of how naughty avant-garde theater could get at that time.
"I am afraid my little boy is naughty to-night," Mrs. Menotti admonished him.Heimatlos|Johanna Spyri
Yes, it was your tricksy self, Wicked-trickèd little elf, Naughty Caroline!The Bon Gaultier Ballads|William Edmonstoune Aytoun
Jill always said her mother was too indolent for a prolonged effort; but then poor Jill often said naughty things.Uncle Max|Rosa Nouchette Carey
How can you be such a naughty boy and your poor mother just laid in her grave this very day?Anne Of Avonlea|Lucy Maud Montgomery
I am tempted to be naughty and make you laugh; but I won't draw the long bow.Letters of Two Brides|Honore de Balzac
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).