: having cheeks of a specified nature
used in combination

Examples of cheeked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parish provides 'spiritual home' for refugees Throughout the especially long Mass, Anthony Pumpau and Theresa Niang diligently rocked their round-cheeked 6-month-old baby, Mary. Sophie Carson, Journal Sentinel, 7 Apr. 2023 But here, at last, is the real Elon Musk: not a visionary, but a ruddy-cheeked, undersexed basement dweller—the kind of guy who, come to think about it, would be a big fan of Elon Musk. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 21 Mar. 2023 Her chubby-cheeked, blue-eyed daughter Lilly wasn’t hitting all her milestones as an infant. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2023 Workers in hard hats called out for people to stay back, and along came Jim Grant, who still looked, in his police uniform, like a big, red-cheeked tenth grader. Fiona McFarlane, The New Yorker, 18 May 2020 Northern white-cheeked gibbons are approaching extinction in the wild as loggers clear significant portions of Southeast Asia’s evergreen forests to produce timber products like lumber and paper. National Geographic, 21 Apr. 2020 Swipes and screens once deemed too complicated to attempt are now lifelines to chubby-cheeked minors. Beth Spotswood, SFChronicle.com, 1 Apr. 2020 Matthews is an eminence grise of television news, his pugilistic and red-cheeked persona familiar to viewers from countless election nights. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Mar. 2020 In 1961, the in Pennsylvania acquired a 17th-century portrait of a rosy-cheeked woman dressed in fine fabrics and delicate jewelry. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1552, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cheeked was in 1552

Dictionary Entries Near cheeked

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“Cheeked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheeked. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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