Cheek Definition

chēk
cheeks
noun
cheeks
Either side of the face between the nose and ear, below the eye.
Webster's New World
Something resembling the cheek in shape or position.
American Heritage Medicine
Either of two sides of a thing, as the sides of a doorjamb or the jaws of a vise.
Webster's New World
Either of the buttocks.
Webster's New World
Disrespectful boldness; sauciness; effrontery; impudence.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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verb
cheeks
To speak insolently to.
Webster's New World

To be impudent towards.

Don't cheek me, you little rascal!
Wiktionary
pronoun
The word Cheek is also an old family surname from Anglo-Saxon England that predates the Norman invasion. The Cheek family was among the first to immigrate to the US colonies in the early 17th century. The family crest is a white shield with three red crescents.
Wiktionary
idiom
cheek by jowl
  • Side by side; close together.
American Heritage
cheek by jowl
  • close together; intimately
Webster's New World
turn the other cheek
  • to bear an insult or injury humbly and refrain from retaliating
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Cheek

Noun

Singular:
cheek
Plural:
cheeks

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Cheek

Origin of Cheek

  • Middle English cheke from Old English cēace

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English cēace, from Proto-Germanic.

    From Wiktionary

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