Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a sweet innocent baby
  2. (noun, person) an angel of the second order whose gift is knowledge; usually portrayed as a winged child

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Alternate forms of Cherub

Hypernyms: angel, babe, baby, infant

Origin of the word Cherub

  1. c.1367, as an order of angels, from L.L. cherub, from Gk. cheroub, from Heb. kerubh (pl. kerubhim), perhaps related to Akkadian karubu "gracious, one who blesses," an epithet of the bull-colossus. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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