WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
naugh•ty /ˈnɔti/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -ti•er, -ti•est. 
  1. disobedient; mischievous:naughty children.
  2. improper or indecent:a naughty word.
naugh•ti•ly /ˈnɔtli/USA pronunciation  adv. 
naugh•ti•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
naugh•ty  (nôtē),USA pronunciation adj.,  -ti•er, -ti•est. 
  1. disobedient;
    mischievous (used esp. in speaking to or about children):Weren't we naughty not to eat our spinach?
  2. improper, tasteless, indecorous, or indecent:a naughty word.
  3. [Obs.]wicked;
    evil.
naughti•ly, adv. 
naughti•ness, n. 
  • 1350–1400; Middle English; see naught, -y1
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . willful, wayward, misbehaving.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

naughty /ˈnɔːtɪ/ adj ( -tier, -tiest)
  1. (esp of children or their behaviour) mischievous or disobedient; bad
  2. mildly indecent; titillating
Etymology: 14th Century (originally: needy, of poor quality): from naught

ˈnaughtily adv ˈnaughtiness n



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