cheeky - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˈtʃiːki/
adjectivecheeky
comparativecheekier
superlativecheekiest
  1. 1
    behaving in a way that does not show respect, especially towards someone who is older or more important

    You’re a cheeky little boy!

    1. a.
      showing a lack of respect, but in a way that seems lively and attractive rather than rude

      a cheeky grin/look

  2. 2
    British informal enjoyable and unexpected or unplanned

    We dropped into the pub for a couple of cheeky pints.

derived words

cheekily

adverb

cheekiness

noun [uncountable]