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1. The fleshy part of either side of the face below the eye and between the nose and ear.
2. Something resembling the cheek in shape or position.
3. Either of the buttocks.
4. Impertinent boldness: had the cheek to insult his hosts.
tr.v. cheeked, cheek·ing, cheeks Informal
To speak impudently to.
cheek by jowl
Side by side; close together.

[Middle English cheke, from Old English cēace.]



having cheeks of the kind indicated (used in combination): rosy-cheeked youngsters.
References in classic literature ?
That very evening Diana popped into the porch gable, bright-eyed and rosy cheeked, carrying a letter.
Just as well, we wouldn't want our lovely lass to get too Rosie cheeked.
The striking White Cheeked Turaco has repeatedly been spotted in Deborah Coning's garden, in Grangetown, and she believes it is a pet or from someone's collection.