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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The side of the face below the eye. Also: Rudeness or disrespect.

Usage examples (23)
  • A single tear ran down the child's cheek.
  • Petzal, with his tongue firmly in cheek, is spot on.
  • Mr. Obama, tongue in cheek, declared that a mistake.
  • Seems you take a tongue in cheek remark too personal. for more
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  • When the "sheik" (Arab leader, also spelled "sheikh") referred to her as a "chick" (slang for a girl), the "chic" (elegant, stylish) young woman thought he had a lot of "cheek" (slang for arrogance).
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