Other forms: cheeks; cheeked; cheeking

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."

Definitions of cheek
  1. noun
    either side of the face below the eyes
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    type of:
    feature, lineament
    the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
  2. noun
    either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump
    synonyms: buttock
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    type of:
    body part
    any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
  3. verb
    speak impudently to
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    type of:
    speak, talk
    exchange thoughts; talk with
  4. noun
    impudent aggressiveness
    synonyms: boldness, brass, face, nerve
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    audaciousness, audacity
    aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery
    assumption, effrontery, presumption, presumptuousness
    audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
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    the quality of being bold and enterprising
  5. noun
    an impudent statement
    synonyms: impertinence, impudence
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    type of:
    discourtesy, disrespect
    an expression of lack of respect




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