Crossword clues for naughty
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Naughty \Naugh"ty\, a. [Compar. Naughtier; superl. Naughtiest.]
Having little or nothing. [Obs.]
[Men] that needy be and naughty, help them with thy goods.
Worthless; bad; good for nothing. [Obs.]
The other basket had very naughty figs.
--Jer. xxiv. 2.
hence, corrupt; wicked. [Archaic]
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
Mischievous; perverse; froward; guilty of disobedient or improper conduct; as, a naughty child.
Note: This word is now seldom used except in the latter sense, as applied to children, or in sportive censure.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., naugti "needy, having nothing," from Old English nawiht (see naught) + -y (2). Sense of "wicked, evil, morally wrong" is attested from 1520s; specific meaning "sexually promiscuous" is from 1869. The more tame main modern sense of "disobedient" (especially of children) is attested from 1630s. Related: Naughtily; naughtiness. A woman of bad character c.1530-1750 might be called a naughty pack (also sometimes of men and later of children).
a. 1 (context now rare archaic English) evil, wicked, morally reprehensible. (from 15th c.) 2 (context obsolete English) bad, worthless, substandard. (16th-19th c.) 3 mischievous; tending to misbehave or act badly (especially of a child). (from 17th c.) 4 immoral, sexually provocative; now in weakened sense, risqué, cheeky. (from 19th c.)
adj. suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip" [syn: blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, racy, risque, spicy]
badly behaved; "he was saucy and mischievous in school"; "a naughty boy" [syn: mischievous]
Naughty is the second solo album by American R&B/ funk singer Chaka Khan, released on Warner Bros. Records in 1980.
Naughty may refer to: Inappropriate behaviour especially in children, mischief, recalcitrance and can refer to sexual or lewd behaviour in adults.
- Naughty (album), an album by Chaka Khan
- "Naughty" (song), a song by Elen Levon
- "Naughty" (song), a song by Havana Brown
- Naughty (film), an American film starring Walter Hiers
"Naughty" is the debut single by Australian recording artist Elen Levon, featuring Israel Cruz. It was released digitally on 30 September 2011. The song peaked at number 60 on the ARIA Singles Chart, and number 17 on the ARIA Dance Chart.
Usage examples of "naughty".
He was the town naughty boy all right, and it was incongruous that he should have been named Wesley.
Mrs Possum bit him savagely and naughty Blinky at once kicked her, scratching and ripping her best hat to shreds.
They handed Botch a naughty acting-out girl and got back this compliant little zombie.
She was delighted, and intended to find out more, wishing that that naughty highwayman had not taken all her jewellery as she would have liked to present Cicely with the diamonds there and then for being intelligent enough to find out what she already had suspected.
Senator Colquhoun is the old gink that was always protecting the domestic hearth against naughty films and books!
You naughty boy, I would fly the tercel at a hern, but you and Hasting never give a poor girl a chance, and we of Kitel must content ourselves with duck or partridge.
Figgis stared suspiciously at Richard until he got into the elevator and vanished from sight, then he returned his attention to the naughty teenage nymphets, none of whom, he was beginning to suspect, was ever likely to see twenty-nine again, lollipops or no lollipops.
Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go on and on, and sooner or later something dreadful happens.
Naughty Justina, The Tale of a Picara Who Deceives Her Lovers Just as a Picaro Does His Masters.
Kinky Karla, Naughty Lola, Sexsational Live Revue -girls, girls, girls.
Where was the affection you pretend to have for me, where was even that politeness on which the Vril-ya pride themselves, when, taking advantage alike of that physical strength in which your sex, in this extraordinary region, excels our own, and of those detestable and unhallowed powers which the agencies of vril invest in your eyes and finger-ends, you exposed me to humiliation before your assembled visitors, before Her Royal Highness--I mean, the daughter of your own chief magistrate,--carrying me off to bed like a naughty infant, and plunging me into sleep, without asking my consent?
Strasser, wagging a bony finger at him as though at a naughty child who must be indulged only up to a certain point.
I thought of the two of them in the crossfire gaze of the webcams, daring each other on like naughty children.
She would not touch the naughty stereoscope again, but there was a pile of journals on the sideboard.
She did not want to see him as naked as the men in those naughty stereoscope pictures, or to have him do unspeakable things to her as they were doing to each other in the pictures.