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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: naught

naughty

adjective
     
naugh‧ty
1

disobedient

a naughty child does not obey adults and behaves badly [≠ good]:
You're a very naughty boy! Look what you've done!
2

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.
3

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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