Meaning of “cheeky” in the English Dictionary

"cheeky" in British English

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uk /ˈtʃiː.ki/ us /ˈtʃiː.ki/ UK

B2 slightly rude 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 /ˈtʃiː.kəl.i/ us /ˈtʃiː.kəl.i/
noun [ U ] uk /ˈtʃiː.ki.nəs/ us /ˈtʃiː.ki.nəs/

(Definition of “cheeky” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)