Definition of cherub noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    cherub

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈtʃɛrəb//
     
     
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  1. 1 (pl. cherubs or cherubim
    NAmE//ˈtʃerəbɪm//
     
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    (in art) a type of angel, shown as a small, fat, usually male, child with wings carvings of Madonnas and cherubs compare seraph
  2. 2(cherubs) (informal) a pretty child; a child who behaves well I was quite a good student - no cherub, but no devil either.
NAmE//tʃəˈrubɪk//
 
adjective (formal) a cherubic face (= looking round and innocent, like a small child's)
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