- either side of the face between the nose and ear, below the eye
- either of two sides of a thing, as the sides of a doorjamb or the jaws of a vise: usually used in pl.
- either of the buttocks
- Informal disrespectful boldness; sauciness; effrontery; impudence
Origin of cheekMiddle English cheke from Old English ceoke, jaw, jawbone; akin to Dutch kaak, Low German kâke, jaw (only WGmc)
cheek by jowl
turn the other cheek
Origin of cheekin allusion to Matt. 5:39