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What will you do, you cheeky boy, if they ask us for our board in advance?

I couldn't do a thing like that, and be so cheeky and unconcerned.

Jerry isn't as cheeky as he used to be in Flanders last year, is he?

Mallory he starts in to say that he's sorry for seemin' so cheeky; but that's about all he can say.

Dad, however, was not thinking of the waiter or his cheeky manner for the moment.

Why should I forgive her for what she has done to Busie, the cheeky woman?

They would gaze at her cheeky feather, whisper, “You pretty, pretty darling!”

"You are a strange lad if you are not a cheeky one," he said.

John wondered how Scaife had divined that he wished to be cheeky.

One day she so far forgot herself as to murmur “Cheeky kids!”

WORD ORIGIN

1859, from cheek in its sense of "insolence" + -y (2). Related: Cheekily; cheekiness.

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