cheat sheet

noun

Definition of cheat sheet

1 : a sheet containing information (such as test answers) used secretly for cheating
2 : a written or graphic aid (such as a sheet of notes) that can be referred to for help in understanding or remembering something complex

Examples of cheat sheet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here’s a cheat sheet of must-sees and essential eats. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 29 Aug. 2021 Consider this your cheat sheet to looking utterly fabulous this autumn. Jennifer Chan, PEOPLE.com, 10 Sep. 2021 Let this be a cheat sheet of ideas for simple dinners (plus leftovers) that can be built around a pasta base. Casey Barber, CNN, 22 Aug. 2021 Hirsch posted a cheat sheet on Instagram to try to quell confusion. Washington Post, 5 June 2021 The largest online retailer’s set of principles has served as a sort of cheat sheet for employees, designed to push them to satisfy customers, grow the business and stave off the complacency that can follow success. Matt Day/bloomberg, Time, 1 July 2021 Your Friday morning Utah political cheat sheet Good morning Utah, and TGIF! Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 June 2021 Nonetheless, the Capitals will enter the series with their resident 6-foot-9-inch Bruins cheat sheet, Zdeno Chara, hired this season after 14 years 1,023 games, and 1,001 practice sessions (give or take a maintenance day) on the Boston backline. BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2021 Here’s our cheat sheet to the best minimalist-fashion finds to shop now, below. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 22 June 2021

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First Known Use of cheat sheet

circa 1935, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cheat sheet was circa 1935

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2 Oct 2021

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“Cheat sheet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheat%20sheet. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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