cheese·​cake | \-ˌkāk \

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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French Meadow Bakery & Cafe—serves up chipotle goat cheese quesadillas and bison short ribs along with scones and mini cheesecakes. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Airports in the U.S.: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 My world crumbled like a piece of raw gluten-free paleo cheesecake. Denby Royal, SELF, "I Used to Be a Wellness Influencer. Now I'm an Alternative Medicine Skeptic," 9 Aug. 2018 As of now, these three new cheesecake drinks are only available in the UK, according to the official Instagram for @StarbucksUK. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Starbucks Releases 3 New Cheesecake Frappuccinos," 22 July 2018 Add pops of color with red, white and blue strawberry cheesecake bites. Jennifer Mcclellan, ajc, "6 colorful Fourth of July recipes to make your party sparkle," 4 July 2018 Add pops of color with red, white and blue strawberry cheesecake bites. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, "6 colorful July 4th recipes to make your party sparkle," 3 July 2018 The Cinnabon Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake is made with layers of Cinnabon cinnamon cheesecake and vanilla crunch cake topped with cream cheese frosting and caramel. Caroline Judelson, Fox News, "Celebrate National Cheesecake Day with The Cheesecake Factory's decadent new flavors," 28 June 2018 Make sure to add a piece of cheesecake to your coffee order. Nina Adam, WSJ, "Frankfurt: A Business Traveler’s Guide," 22 June 2018 And catch-up brunch ought to come with a side of cheesecake. Margaret Lyons, New York Times, "Five Shows to Stream if You Still Miss ‘Sex and the City’," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of cheesecake

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of cheesecake

: 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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