One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘you should have heard the cheeky boy lecturing me’
impudent, impertinent, insolent, presumptuous, forward, pert, bold, bold as brass, brazen, brazen-faced, shameless, audacious, overfamiliar, irreverent, discourteous, disrespectful, insubordinate, impolite, bad-mannered, ill-mannered, unmannerly, mannerless, rude, insulting
informal brass-necked, cocky, lippy, mouthy, fresh, flip
British informal saucy, smart-arsed
North American informal sassy, nervy, smart-assed
archaic malapert, contumelious, presumptive, assumptive
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