cheesecake

noun
cheese·​cake | \ ˈchēz-ˌkāk How to pronounce cheesecake (audio) \

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Get your cheesecake dippers after polishing off a sandwich from Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs, a longtime Eli’s booth buddy. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, 9 July 2021 AP Concessions is offering a blend of crispy and creamy fried cheesecake bites topped with powdered sugar and a strawberry drizzle. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 8 July 2021 Trifles beg to be trifled with, but this one stays truer to tradition and light as a feather save the cream cheese element, which gives it a cheesecake mousse feel. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 30 June 2021 The restaurant also features crafted fresh bread, Viennoiserie; seasonal plated desserts currently featuring creme fraiche cheesecake with strawberries and Santa Barbara pistachio; and other sweet treats. Debbi Kickham, Forbes, 26 June 2021 Add reserved apple mixture by the spoonful and swirl with cheesecake mixture. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 19 June 2021 End your meal on a sweet note with a housemade dessert like chocolate decadence cake or New York style cheesecake, all for $54.75. The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 May 2021 Add filling for cheesecake until about .25 inch from the top of the crust. Alastair Gale, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2021 Enjoy homemade cannoli, homemade cheesecake, amusement rides, live music and Italian beer and wines. Serena Puang, The Indianapolis Star, 12 June 2021

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First Known Use of cheesecake

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Jul 2021

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“Cheesecake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheesecake. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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cheesecake

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cheesecake

: a cake with a sweet filling usually made of cheese, eggs, and sugar
informal : pictures of attractive young women who are wearing little clothing

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