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Definition of "cherub" [cher•ub]

  • A winged celestial being. (noun)
  • Christianity The second of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology. (noun)
  • A representation of a small angel, portrayed as a child with a chubby rosy face. (noun)
  • A person, especially a child, with an innocent or chubby face. (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.

Use "cherub" in a sentence
  • "We got off to a bad start; both sna and maglok were thoroughly disgusted with the Valentine Festival, but Smokey seemed to find it funny to shoot all of us with silver shafted arrows, which basically meant that we all had a goblin cherub following us around all the time."
  • "* For newcomers: True cherub is the singular, but it has a whole different connotations, more flying, chubby boy and less fiery wings with eyes."
  • "Ralph, the little cherub, is running for Lieutenant Governor in Georgia."