Cheeky Chappie

Definition

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  • The nickname of the music hall comedian Max Miller (1895 - 1963).The epithet, which appeared on bills advertising his act from 1924,alluded to the risqué nature of his performance, in particularhis use of the double entendre. 'Clean' gags were describedas coming from his 'white book' and 'dirty' gags as coming from his'blue book'; according to his biographer, however, the books themselveswere only notional.
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