cherubic

[ chuh-roo-bik ]
/ tʃəˈru bɪk /

adjective

of or having the nature of a cherub, or an angel represented as a rosy-cheeked child with wings; angelic.
having a plump, pretty innocence: a cherubic face and a dazzling smile.
Sometimes che·ru·bi·cal.

Origin of cherubic

Related formsche·ru·bi·cal·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for cherubic

cherubic


adj.

1620s, from cherub + -ic. Earlier was cherubical (c.1600).

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