cheeseball

adjective
cheese·​ball | \ˈchēz-ˌbȯl \

Definition of cheeseball 

(Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly US, informal

: 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

cheeseball

noun
cheese·​ball | \ˈchēz-ˌbȯl \
plural cheeseballs

Definition of cheeseball (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly US, informal

: 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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First Known Use of cheeseball

Adjective

1986, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1990, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cheeseball

Adjective

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

Noun

nominal use of cheeseball entry 1

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