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tongue in cheek

adverb

Simple Definition of tongue in cheek

  • : in a way that is not serious and that is meant to be funny

Full Definition of tongue in cheek

  1. :  with insincerity, irony, or whimsical exaggeration

Examples of tongue in cheek

  1. The whole interview was done tongue in cheek.



Circa 1934

First Known Use of tongue in cheek

circa 1934


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