cheesecake

noun cheese·cake \ -ˌkāk \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of cheesecake

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

Examples of cheesecake in a Sentence

  1. advertisers who rely on cheesecake to sell products

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First Known Use of cheesecake

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CHEESECAKE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of cheesecake for English Language Learners

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

  • : pictures of attractive young women who are wearing little clothing



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