Date: 1300-1400
Origin: naught




a naughty child does not obey adults and behaves badly [≠ good]:
You're a very naughty boy! Look what you've done!

slightly bad

British English if an adult does something naughty, they do something that is not right or good, but is not very serious:
I felt a bit naughty going off on my own, leaving the children behind.

involving sex

naughty jokes/magazines/films etc

British English old-fashioned naughty jokes, magazines, films etc deal with sex, especially in a humorous way [↪ rude, blue]
naughtily adverb
naughtiness noun [uncountable]

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