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 This decadent dessert is made from the chain's original cheesecake that is swirled with Snickers pieces, chocolate, caramel, and peanuts all on a brownie crust. Mary Honkus,, "The Cheesecake Factory Has a New Snickers Cheesecake — and Is Donating $1 for Every Slice Sold," 30 July 2020 Bodacious Cones offers artisanal snow cones in flavors like New York cheesecake, Almond Joy, orange dreamsicle and salted caramel. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, "Where to find Irving’s best ice cream, snow cones and other frozen treats this summer," 6 July 2020 Dad can enjoy a Lobster Tail 3-course Dinner ($19.90) that includes a choice of house or Caesar salad, a cold water lobster tail with two signature sides, and a cheesecake (available for dine-in only). Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Father's Day is different this year. Here are 15+ restaurants offering specials for dad," 15 June 2020 Mom’s Lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo, chicken piccata, roasted garlic broccoli, New York-style cheesecake and Gigi’s butter cake. Dallas News, "Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants offering Father’s Day specials," 13 June 2020 Just check out their rainbow cheesecake or cotton candy burrito. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "9 Rainbow Foods That Are Sure to Make You Smile," 4 June 2020 Foods sold include cookies, breads and even freshly made cheesecake. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Historical Society museum in Brunswick will feature Porch Programs," 4 June 2020 In King Cove, a man in gym shorts boarded the ferry in the frenzied hour of loading and unloading and left with 12 containers of bacon cheeseburgers and cheesecake. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Onboard the ferry to the end of the world," 31 May 2016 Each order comes with six honey butter croissants and the ability to add more sides or cheesecake. Polly Campbell,, "Where to find the best Mother's Day meals," 6 May 2020

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First Known Use of cheesecake

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cheesecake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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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