Wange

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See also: wange and wǎngē

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wange, from Old High German wanga. Cognate with Dutch wang, English wang. See the latter for more.

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Wange f (genitive Wange, plural Wangen, diminutive Wängchen n)

  1. (chiefly formal or literary) cheek (on the face)

Usage notes[edit]

  • A more normal word for “cheek” is Backe. In literary style, however, Wange is common and even preferred to some degree.

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