Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cheeky \Cheek"y\, a Brazen-faced; impudent; bold. [Slang.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1859, from cheek in its sense of "insolence" + -y (2). Related: Cheekily; cheekiness.
a. 1 (context informal English) impudent; impertinent; impertinently bold, often in a way that is regarded as endearing or amusing. 2 (context informal UK of food and drink English) Eaten or drunk as an indulgence.
"Cheeky" is a song by English singer-songwriter BoniFace, which peaked at number 25 on the UK Singles Chart. The track remained in the chart for 3 weeks.
Usage examples of "cheeky".
He is all soft contours, a half-head of Afro hair, roundly sculpted, and a beard trimmed close to a broad cheeky face.
She bobbed a cheeky curtsey to me, then took my hand and led me without a word to the cool, dark stillroom where the barrels of beer were stacked and there reached up and placed a soft kiss upon my mouth.
Sorgren slipped in between me and Usara, helping himself to the last of my wine with a cheeky grin.
Tossing the end of his cigarette in the direction of the cheeky urchin, he settled himself again in the arm-chair before the glowing grate-fire.
Yet her cheeky insolence never crossed the frontier where it could be resented.
Though she knew he would get Georgie into trouble one day, she realised why her friend was drawn to him because, in spite of her fears for Georgie, she herself had taken an instinctive liking to this cheeky fellow.
She merely dismissed the subject with a cheeky wink before departing to get ready for her date.
It took a while before Harry realised who talked in a cheeky voice, interspersed with swear words and a warped sense of humour.
I would rather be on my own, but I had strict orders from mother never to be cheeky, not to anyone, but particularly not to Aunt Phyllis.
The white pig was continually grunting and chuckling to herself, and whenever she saw Taran, she would raise her wide, cheeky face so that he could scratch under her chin.
She had it, but her hands were pretty formidable, right up to the end, or at least they were when she gave me a good slap for being cheeky the morning before she died.
It is Sonny, the headwaiter, the cheeky baboon who has been after her from the day they arrived.
She can see that Sonny would run after the car if he could, that he would jump onto the bumper and go all the way to town with them, the cheeky baboon.
When Maude asks who is phoning, the girl only gets cheeky, telling her to mind her own beeswax.
Such is the demented nature of the universe that I was too weak to properly respond to my being hit on by carloads of Betties and Veronicasall except for the cheeky Cheryl Anderson who gave me 'manual release' the day I lost my eyebrows, followed by a flood of tears and the snapping of Polaroids in which I wear a knit toque.