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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun cheek:


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Definition of the noun cheek

What does cheek mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cheeks

  1. either side of the face below the eyes
  2. an impudent statement
  3. either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump
  4. impudent aggressiveness

Alternative definition of the noun cheek


  1. [anatomy] The soft skin on each side of the face, below the eyes; the outer surface of the sides of the oral cavity.
  2. [informal, usually, in plural] A buttock.
  3. [informal] Impudence.

Definition of the verb cheek

What does cheek mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: cheeked | cheeking | cheeks

  1. speak impudently to
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: speak / talk = exchange thoughts


  1. Cheek: Jare Henrik Tiihonen, professionally known as Cheek, is a Finnish rapper. To date, he has released eight studio albums.
  2. CheeK a.k.a. Chee Kong Cheah, also known as CheeK is a director, writer, TV series creator, producer and creative media executive. He is best known for the film Chicken Rice War and his work on the television series The Kitchen Musical.

There are other people with in their name, like Bob Cheek, Tom Cheek, Cris cheek, Joey Cheek, Lane Cheek, Lisa Cheek, Mark Cheek, Seth Cheek, Chris Cheek, Dylan Cheek and many others.


  1. Cheek is a website.
  2. Cheek is a fictional character in Hime Girl Paradise.
    • also known as チーク
  3. Cheek is an old family surname from Anglo-Saxon England that predates the Norman invasion. The Cheek family was among the first to immigrate to the US colonies in the early 17th century.

Phrases with Cheek

Phrases starting with the word Cheek:

  1. cheek pouch
  2. Cheek-Pouch
  3. cheek muscle
  4. cheek by jowl

Phrases ending with the word Cheek:

  1. Butt-Cheek
  2. tongue-in-cheek
  3. Lined Spine-Cheek
  4. Pearly Spine Cheek
  5. Bridled Spine-Cheek
  6. Turn the other cheek
  7. Barred-Face Spine-Cheek
  8. Yellow-Finned Spine-Cheek

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cheek

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Google previewSataloff's Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery (2015)

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by Robert T Sataloff, Anthony P Sclafani

The cheek is the largest anatomic and aesthetic subunit of the face. It is a broad expanse of skin that is bordered medially by the nose and lips, superiorly by the lower eyelid and temple, laterally by the temporal scalp and ear, and inferiorly by ...

Google previewEssays on the anatomy of expression in painting. Essays on the anatomy and philosophy of expression ... Second edition (1824)

by Sir Charles BELL

The cheek is a little elevated, and all the muscles which concentrate about the mouth are in action. There is a kind of modulating action in the circular muscle of the lip; the lips are inflated, the mouth less open. The cutaneous muscle, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

on the left cheek; visual RF located close to the same part of the face. Rasters and responses histograms of neuron activity are aligned on stimulus movement onset ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

cheek n. The fleshy prominence either side of the face between the ear and mouth and below the eye. It is covered by skin externally and by nonkeratinized *mucosa internally except at the occlusal level, ...

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Quotes about Cheek

A mole on a cheek is seen
As a beetle among roses
By the one who is sex hungry.
A mole on a cheek is seen
As a beetle in a pudding
By the one who is food hungry.
25.03.2006 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of C3H4E1E1K5

The value of this 5-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CHEEK

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