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Rude, arrogant, or excessively bold:‘She thinks she's it, her nose up in the air or looking down it at you. She's well facety!’
- ‘They'd be polite to your face even if they don't like it and they'd have to respect you even if they are facety behind your back.’
- ‘Agh, these kids were just being facety [cheeky].’
Probably from obsolete English facey, perhaps influenced by feisty.
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