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uk   us   /ˈtʃiː.ki/ UK
B2 slightlyrude or ​showing no ​respect, but often in a ​funny way: She's got such a cheeky ​grin. Don't be so cheeky! UK informal humorous used to ​describe something that you ​eat, ​drink, or do, ​especially when this is done ​quickly, without ​planning, or when you should not really do it: We just went ​outside for a cheeky ​cigarette.

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adverb uk   us   /-kɪ.li/
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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