cheek

Your cheek is the part of your face under your eye and between your ear and nose. Your cheeks might turn bright red in embarrassment when you have to speak in public.

When you cry, your cheeks get wet, and when you greet your grandmother, she might give you a kiss on the cheek or even pinch your cheek. Informally, your cheeks are also your buttocks or bottom — and when you're a little rude or sassy, your attitude itself can be called cheek. It comes from the Old English word ceace, "jaw," which probably stems from ceowan, "chew."

Primary Meanings of cheek

1.
n
either side of the face below the eyes
2.
n
either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump
3.
vn
speak impudently to
impudent aggressiveness
Full Definitions of cheek
1

n either side of the face below the eyes

Type of:
feature, lineament
the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
2

n either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump

Synonyms:
buttock
Type of:
body part
any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
3

v speak impudently to

Type of:
speak, talk
exchange thoughts; talk with

n impudent aggressiveness

Synonyms:
boldness, brass, face, nerve
Types:
audaciousness, audacity
aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery
assumption, effrontery, presumption, presumptuousness
audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
Type of:
aggressiveness
the quality of being bold and enterprising

n an impudent statement

Synonyms:
impertinence, impudence
Type of:
discourtesy, disrespect
an expression of lack of respect

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