cheek etymology

English word cheek comes from Old English ċēce

Detailed word origin of cheek

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ċēce Old English (ang)
choke Middle English (enm)
cheek English (eng) To be impudent towards. (anatomy) The soft skin on each side of the face, below the eyes; the outer surface of the sides of the oral cavity.. (anatomy, informal, usually, in the plural) A buttock.. (biology, informal) One of the genae, flat areas on the sides of a trilobite's cephalon.. (in plural) The branches of a bridle bit.. (informal, uncountable) Impudence.. (metalworking) The middle [...]

Words with the same origin as cheek

Descendants of ċēce