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Definition of "cheek" []

  • The fleshy part of either side of the face below the eye and between the nose and ear. (noun)
  • Something resembling the cheek in shape or position. (noun)
  • Either of the buttocks. (noun)
  • Impertinent boldness: had the cheek to insult his hosts. (noun)
  • Informal To speak impudently to. (verb-transitive)
  • Either side of the face, esp that part below the eye (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Either side of the oral cavity; side of the mouth (noun)
  • Impudence; effrontery (noun)
  • Either side of the buttocks (noun)
  • A side of a door jamb (noun)
  • One of the two fore-and-aft supports for the trestletrees on a mast of a sailing vessel, forming part of the hounds (noun)
  • One of the jaws of a vice (noun)
  • To speak or behave disrespectfully to; act impudently towards (verb)

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Use "cheek" in a sentence
  • "Petzal, with his tongue firmly in cheek, is spot on."
  • "Essentially I was making the same point you are, a bit more tongue in cheek though."
  • "I sincerely hope this article was written with tongue firmly planted in cheek, or else I pray for you."