One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a naughty boy’
badly behaved, disobedient, bad, misbehaved, misbehaving, wayward, defiant, unruly, insubordinate, wilful, self-willed, delinquent, undisciplined, unmanageable, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unbiddable, disorderly, disruptive, mutinous, fractious, refractory, recalcitrant, errant, wild, wicked, obstreperous, difficult, troublesome, awkward, contrary, perverse, attention-seeking, exasperating, incorrigible
bad-mannered, rude, impolite
mischievous, full of mischief, playful, impish, roguish, puckish, rascally, prankish, tricksy
informal brattish, scampish
Scottish informal gallus
good, well behaved, obedient
indecent, risqué, rude, racy, ribald, bawdy, broad, spicy, suggestive, titillating, improper, indelicate, indecorous, off colour
vulgar, dirty, filthy, smutty, crude, offensive, salacious, coarse, obscene, lewd, pornographic, X-rated
informal blue, raunchy
British informal fruity, near the knuckle, saucy
North American informal gamy
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