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cheeky chappie (plural cheeky chappies)

  1. (colloquial) A cheeky, likeable man or boy.
    • 1909 August 17, T. O. B., “In and Around Sydney”, in Cootamundra Herald[1], Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia, retrieved 2016-09-15, page 2:
      One reply given to the foregoing question was that "men do not go to church because they do not want to, and, in spite of Mr. Wade, this is still a partly free country." After firing this little squib off, the perpetrator of it must have felt relieved. He is the cheerful, cheeky chappie whom Evangelist Alexander would have fired at with his own dum-dum bullet, '"Two-Timothy-two-fifteen."