from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Impertinently bold; impudent and saucy.
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- adj. Impudent; impertinent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a Brazen-faced; impudent; bold.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Impudent; brazen-faced; presumptuous; self-confident: as, he is a cheeky little fellow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. offensively bold
He's been called -- i've heard the term cheeky used.
"Nothing at all, captain, only that I have my eye on them; and I've been thinking that they must somehow or another have held communication outside; and I don't like it, for those people don't get what we call cheeky without cause."
A reformed professional librarian, she also owns several hamsters and has been known to engage in cheeky cross-stitching.
What struck some as shameful about the movie eight years ago, and might seem especially irresponsible now, if it weren't so cheeky, is that the threat of a nuclear holocaust is a McGuffin — a device to keep the characters running from place to place in what is really a bedroom farce.
I think the song's by someone called cheeky git, but its pretty funny talking about Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen and Frank Lampard.
I think the song's by someone called cheeky git, but its pretty funny talking about Wayne
The expression is also used when someone is being what I would call 'cheeky' - that is, being presumptuous or expecting too much, for instance:
It would have been very impertinent -- what English people would call 'cheeky' -- of me to do such
You've got to love his cockiness, especially when there's so little basis for it: In Case You Didn't Know is an unapologetically lightweight product by a chappie born to be labelled "cheeky", and that's about the size of it.
Secondly: an ever increasing indifference towards severe, noble and conscientious schooling in the service of art, and in its place the belief in genius, or in plain English, cheeky dilettantism (— the formula for this is to be found in the
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