Definition of Cheek by jowl

1. Adverb. In close proximity. "The houses were jumbled together cheek by jowl"

Definition of Cheek by jowl

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) In close proximity; crammed uncomfortably close together. ¹



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheek By Jowl

chedi
chedis
chedite
chedites
chee-chee
chee-chees
chee chee
chee chees
cheeba
cheechako
cheechakoes
cheechakos
cheek
cheek-pouch
cheek bone
cheek by jowl (current term)
cheek muscle
cheek pouch
cheek pouches
cheek retractor
cheek retractors
cheek tooth
cheekbone
cheekboned
cheekbones
cheeke
cheeked
cheekful
cheekfuls
cheekier

Literary usage of Cheek by jowl

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1. Adjustable Classification for Libraries by James Duff Brown (1898)
"... or to place the huge atlases of Johnston and Stanford cheek-by-jowl with pocket varieties. Convenience, considerations of appearance, and even tradition ..."

2. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"... fall; Whose age in vain our mercy would implore, 30 The Devil, who brought him to the shame, "| takes part; Sits cheek by jowl, in black, ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"Hand in hand, side by side, cheek by jowl, arm in ,i 1 1 n 4. Into junction, into union. 5. In the same place. 6. In concert. moil, exert one's self, ..."

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