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    To all Brits: What does "cheeky" mean?

    What does the word cheeky mean?

    #2
    fat

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      #3
      Why a whole new thread for one word
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        #4
        http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cheeky
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          #5
          mischievious, unless theres some hidden meaning im not aware of...

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            #6
            That's it? I always thought cheeky had a positive connotation. I tried an online dictionnary, but I thought it was more of a slang term...

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              #7
              I think the word cheeky used by Britons means impudent, mischievous, etc as opposed to fat. North Americans would use the word cheeky for fat.

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                #8
                Originally posted by nosispower
                That's it? I always thought cheeky had a positive connotation. I tried an online dictionnary, but I thought it was more of a slang term...
                Well it depends on the situation, but it is usually used in a endearing sort of way.

                i.e. My dad used to go "you cheeky bugger!" when I would do something naughty but not bad enough to be scolded/admonished for. Such as when I was a teen and took his car for a drive when he was away on holidays. He wasn't angry, but he didn't entirely approve of the matter. I had my licence and was a fairly competent driver (in my eyes at least).

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                  #9
                  Heh, NA people don't use cheeky for anything unless we're imitating a Brit. But I was always under the impression it was slang for "naughty" or "sly".


                  We should make a thread on British slang vs American slang. I think some of the terms they use in TG are both hilarious & cool. Like when they called the cops "Rozzes" or when James commented on JC's fast driving in the DB9 "...he must've absolutly caned it..."

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by JScullin
                    We should make a thread on British slang vs American slang.
                    Since you suggested it first, I'll let you start the thread.


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                      #11
                      A doughnut, maybe?
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                        #12
                        dunno, a playboy bunny?

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                          #13
                          Wrong on both counts
                          dunny = toilet
                          (originally meant an outdoor toilet)

                          edit:- every time I use the word , inadvertently, when overseas, it always gets a puzzled look. i.e. "waiter, where's the dunny?"

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                            #14
                            So cheek can mean a good thing, kickass, now I don't have to pay my friend 5 bucks (I wasn't gonna anyways)

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                              #15
                              Its not really a good or bad thing, but if u had to classify it like that, then i guess cheeky is used in a playfull way most of the time. So I'd say good, But then again, it can also be used in a bad way, any word could actually
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