naugh·ty /ˈnɔti, ˈnɑ-/
Naugh·ty a. [Compar. Naughtier superl. Naughtiest.]
1. Having little or nothing. [Obs.]
[Men] that needy be and naughty, help them with thy goods. --Piers Plowman.
2. Worthless; bad; good for nothing. [Obs.]
The other basket had very naughty figs. --Jer. xxiv. 2.
3. hence, corrupt; wicked. [Archaic]
So shines a good deed in a naughty world. --Shak.
4. Mischievous; perverse; froward; guilty of disobedient or improper conduct; as, a naughty child.
Note: ☞ This word is now seldom used except in the latter sense, as applied to children, or in sportive censure.
adj 1: suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue
jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy
details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink";
"naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story";
"spicy gossip" [syn: blue, gamy, gamey, juicy,
racy, risque, spicy]
2: badly behaved; "he was saucy and mischievous in school"; "a
naughty boy" [syn: mischievous]
[also: naughtiest, naughtier]