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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a naughty child (=doing things that are not allowed)
▪ He's behaving like a naughty child.
bad/naughty boy
▪ ‘You naughty boy!’ she said in a harsh voice.
▪ Munnery is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy.
▪ Yes, when I was ten and twelve years old, I was very, very naughty.
▪ Yet I don't think I used to be very naughty.
▪ If you've been a very naughty girl.
▪ I think he's wonderful, and very funny, but he's also very naughty.
▪ A shower of gravel barely missed me, hurled by naughty boys who played among the ruins, ambushing one another.
▪ In the later poets he was her son and almost invariably a mischievous, naughty boy, or worse.
▪ He is always pleased to see his nursery teacher but is terrified that she will think he is a naughty boy.
▪ Flat five: Beatrice, for naughty boys.
▪ It appears the naughty boys were in the altogether just as a primary school field trip walked past.
▪ Keith, hyperactive and aggressive, a naughty boy.
▪ He was the town naughty boy all right, and it was incongruous that he should have been named Wesley.
▪ He was no longer her treasure, but a naughty child, too old to be smacked.
▪ Then he complains when she begins to behave like a very naughty child.
▪ To allow the naughty child to be seen as good, the good child also needs to be seen as being naughty.
▪ Oh, what a naughty child I was!
▪ This story was recounted as a warning to naughty children.
▪ Inside there was a climbing frame, Lego roundabout, swings and a wooden catapult for firing naughty children out of the castle.
▪ She waited with her buttocks bared like a naughty girl, while he selected an instrument of corporal punishment.
▪ She must be trying to lure him to it, the naughty girl.
▪ If you've been a very naughty girl.
▪ Tell her she's a naughty girl?
▪ Besides ... you were such a naughty girl where he was concerned.
▪ I've learnt about 60 I suppose overall and half of them are duds naughty words or words for something completely different.
▪ Bleeped for a naughty word during the telecast, Morissette did not make her way backstage to answer questions.
▪ The boy might break wind or say a naughty word and forfeit the protection of that great white spirit.
▪ a naughty little girl
▪ Betsy said a naughty word, Mom.
▪ Dennis sat on his bed reading a naughty magazine.
▪ I don't believe in hitting children, no matter how naughty they've been.
▪ They were reading an American novel that seemed to have had all the naughty bits cut out.
▪ We've been looking for you everywhere, you naughty boy!
▪ Abraham and MacGregor begin tasting that delicious sense of playing hooky from life, just like two big, naughty kids.
▪ But they were naughty and stayed.
▪ Dad was told how naughty James had been and then shouted at him and sent him to the bedroom.
▪ Tale-telling on each other and inciting each other to be naughty are frequent problems faced by parents of young children.
▪ To allow the naughty child to be seen as good, the good child also needs to be seen as being naughty.
▪ Yes, when I was ten and twelve years old, I was very, very naughty.
▪ You want your nice boyfriend to do naughty things - the things this girl does in your fantasies.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Naughty \Naugh"ty\, a. [Compar. Naughtier; superl. Naughtiest.]

  1. Having little or nothing. [Obs.]

    [Men] that needy be and naughty, help them with thy goods.
    --Piers Plowman.

  2. Worthless; bad; good for nothing. [Obs.]

    The other basket had very naughty figs.
    --Jer. xxiv. 2.

  3. hence, corrupt; wicked. [Archaic]

    So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

  4. 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.)

  1. 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]

  2. badly behaved; "he was saucy and mischievous in school"; "a naughty boy" [syn: mischievous]

  3. [also: naughtiest, naughtier]

Naughty (album)

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 (song)

"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.