Cheek - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tʃiːk|  American pronunciation of the word cheek
Brit.  |tʃiːk|  British pronunciation of the word cheek


- either side of the face below the eyes
- an impudent statement (syn: impertinence, impudence)
- either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump (syn: buttock)
- impudent aggressiveness (syn: boldness, brass, face, nerve)


- speak impudently to

Extra examples

He kissed her on the cheek.

He's got a cheek ignoring us like that.

She had the cheek to phone me at home.

The teacher will not allow the children to cheek her up.

There are boys at every school who are never so elated as when they have cheeked the master.

Lucy stretched up to kiss his cheek.

Billy had rosy cheeks and blue eyes.

Julie's cheeks flushed with pleasure at the compliment.

I've had enough of your cheek.

He had the cheek to make personal remarks and expect no reaction.

She's got a cheek; she just goes on till she gets what she wants.

It's a bit of a cheek, asking me for money.

What a cheek! Of course I read the instructions!

You can cheek some teachers and they just don't do anything.

One of the boys has a freckle on his cheek. Otherwise, the twins are nearly identical.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: cheek
he/she/it: cheeks
present participle: cheeking
past tense: cheeked
past participle: cheeked
singular: cheek
plural: cheeks
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