\ˈchēkt \

Definition of cheeked 

: having cheeks of a specified nature used in combination rosy-cheeked

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The quick video shows a chubby-cheeked little boy named Louie sitting in a baby seat in the middle of a room. Christina Oehler, Woman's Day, "This Video of Two Pugs Kissing a Baby Is So Stinking Adorable, You'll Forget All Your Troubles," 31 July 2015 Dressed as a bandit in black costume and a jaunty hat, with a cigar in one hand, the rosy-cheeked boy—his hair just slightly askew—has a little smirk on his face. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, "‘Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting From the Museums of Madrid’ Review: A Visual Heritage Tour," 3 July 2018 For two years, chief negotiator Davis has been the white-haired, ruddy-cheeked face of Brexit. Author: William Booth, Karla Adam, Anchorage Daily News, "Theresa May's government in disarray after shock resignation by Brexit minister," 9 July 2018 For two years, chief negotiator Davis has been the white-haired, ruddy-cheeked face of Brexit. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Boris Johnson and ‘Brexit minister’ resign, leaving Theresa May’s government in disarray," 9 July 2018 At the foot of the bridge Walker greets a band of smiling red-cheeked preschoolers from the Farm & Nature Discovery School, also located on the Center’s grounds. Nancy Coltun Webster,, "Nature fun abounds at The Children’s Farm, Little Red Schoolhouse," 13 May 2018 At a press conference in Rome last week, two scholars unveiled a small, painted tile of a rosy-cheeked, curly-haired Archangel Gabriel. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Is This Painted Tile Da Vinci’s Earliest Known Work?," 27 June 2018 Last year, for Charlotte's second birthday, Kensington Palace tweeted an image of the rosy-cheeked toddler taken by her mother at their residence in Norfolk, in England's east. Laura Smith-spark, CNN, "Photos of Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte shared by their mother," 5 May 2018 The rosy-cheeked waitress brings the food and makes a joke in guttural Züridütsch that even the German can’t understand. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Plan a Trip to Zurich This Summer (Yes, Really)," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of cheeked

1580, in the meaning defined above

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