Definition of cheek kiss in US English:

cheek kiss

noun

  • A kiss on the cheek, used as a gesture of greeting or of friendly or familial affection; an air kiss where the cheeks touch.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Blackwood's Magazine. From cheek + kiss.

Pronunciation

cheek kiss

/ˈtʃiːk ˌkɪs/