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cheeseball

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adjective cheese·ball \ˈchēz-ˌbȯl\

Definition of cheeseball

chiefly US, informal

  1. :  inferior in quality :  cheap, cheesy … the orchestration is still layered, complex, and hypnotic. Too bad the production is so blandly cheeseball. — Rob Brunner, Entertainment Weekly, 30 July 1999 Stay away from the touristy Pioneer Square historic district and most of its cheeseball clubs, at least on nights and weekends. — Spin, July 2006

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Origin and Etymology of cheeseball

1cheese (in sense “something, such as entertainment, lacking style, taste, or originality”) + -ball (as in cornball, goofball, 2oddball, 2screwball)


First Known Use: 1986


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cheeseball

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noun cheese·ball \ˈchēz-ˌbȯl\

Definition of cheeseball

plural

cheeseballs

chiefly US, informal

  1. :  a person who lacks style or good taste :  a cheesy person The other person of interest is … in his mid-30s, works in New York's fashion industry, and considers his looks a hobby. He's a cheeseball, but a fascinating one. — Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, 18 May 2012

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Origin and Etymology of cheeseball

nominal use of 1cheeseball


First Known Use: 1990


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