From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcheekycheek‧y /ˈtʃiːki/ adjective British English RUDE/IMPOLITErude or disrespectful, sometimes in a way that is amusingcheeky devil/monkey etc You did that on purpose, you cheeky little devil! Now don’t be cheeky to your elders, young woman. a chubby five-year-old with a cheeky grin► see thesaurus at rude —cheekily adverb He grinned cheekily. —cheekiness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpuscheeky• I don't like teaching that class - the kids are all so cheeky.• He tried talking but the teachers wouldn't listen and thought he was repeating words like a parrot or just being cheeky.• Behind his fabulous trumpet playing and cheeky alleged humour there's an intelligent, alert, artful mind at work.• What do you mean, I'm fat? You cheeky devil!• The smile that launched a career Fans of television presenter Michaela Strachan love her famous cheeky grin.• And doesn't she look cheeky in those figure-hugging pants.• In the morning she had poached a short and cheeky interview with the woman just elected to head the Conservative Party.• The anger that once greeted Clinton from opponents, and the cheeky irreverence even from sympathizers, may be receding.• The cheeky thieves replaced the photos with a Dot Cotton ashtray.cheeky grin• The smile that launched a career Fans of television presenter Michaela Strachan love her famous cheeky grin.• But her mouth twitched in reply to his cheeky grin, and she sighed, visibly letting go some of her tension.