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: a dessert consisting of a creamy filling usually containing cheese baked in a pastry or pressed-crumb shell
: a photographic display of shapely and scantily clothed female figures
—often used attributively
— compare beefcake
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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: 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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