noun cheese·cake \-ˌkāk\

: a cake with a sweet filling usually made of cheese, eggs, and sugar

: pictures of attractive young women who are wearing little clothing

Full Definition of CHEESECAKE

:  a dessert consisting of a creamy filling usually containing cheese baked in a pastry or pressed-crumb shell
:  a photographic display of shapely and scantily clothed female figures —often used attributively — compare beefcake

Examples of CHEESECAKE

  1. advertisers who rely on cheesecake to sell products

First Known Use of CHEESECAKE

15th century


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