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