cheese·​steak | \ -ˈchēzˌstāk How to pronounce cheesesteak (audio) \

Definition of cheesesteak

: a sandwich consisting of thinly sliced beef topped with melted cheese and condiments (such as fried onions or peppers)

Examples of cheesesteak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The menu is heavy on variations of the original cheesesteak. oregonlive, "From Philadelphia’s to 13 Virtues, cheesesteaks and beers for 26 years: Portland Breweries Series," 9 Dec. 2019 For his last meal, Hall selected a Philly cheesesteak, onion rings and a slice of cheesecake. CBS News, "Blind Tennessee inmate set to die in the electric chair for killing ex-girlfriend," 5 Dec. 2019 At Steve's Prince of Steaks, a Philly cheesesteak institution with five locations, cash has been king. Max Cohen, USA TODAY, "Shoppers greet Philadelphia's ban on cashless stores amid headaches for businesses," 28 June 2019 Indonesian hole-in-the-wall Hardena has some locals pondering leaving cheesesteaks behind forever. Dina Litovsky, National Geographic, "Here’s why you’ll fall in love with Philadelphia," 14 Dec. 2019 The highlights, from sampling cheesesteaks and frozen custard to contemplating sites honoring the African American experience, reflect Oyegun's familiarity with and affection for the city that became home after leaving her native Nigeria as a child. Lynn Elber,, "‘This Is Us’ takes on race, class and teenage love in Philly," 4 Nov. 2019 Because Jim’s is on South Street, so that’s kind of the punk rock cheesesteak place. Dave Holmes, Esquire, "What Is It That Makes Philly Fans So...Unique?," 2 Feb. 2018 There will be no cheesesteaks and there will be no film that shall never be mentioned. Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, "Anthony Bourdain Showed Me How to Travel," 25 June 2019 Niro’s Gyros, a small restaurant with splashy signage touting everything from Chicago hot dogs to Philly cheesesteaks, is directly across Main Street from Olivet Nazarene. Robert Channick,, "Bears training camp puts sleepy Bourbonnais on the tourism map for two weeks each summer. It could get busier this year.," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of cheesesteak

1977, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jan 2020

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“Cheesesteak.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cheesesteak

US : a sandwich made with thin slices of beef and melted cheese

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