cheese·​steak ˈchēzˌstāk How to pronounce cheesesteak (audio)
: 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 Roundhouse Deli’s menu ranges from side dishes like leafy salad to sandwiches assembled with hot pastrami and cheesesteak. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 11 Apr. 2024 Miami Grill opened in 1983 in Key West, Florida, serving cheesesteaks, gyros, burgers, wings and subs. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 26 Feb. 2024 Cooper even carried this skill off-set, and occasionally whips up Philly cheesesteaks in a food truck. Eric Farwell,, 8 Mar. 2024 The restaurant, which got its start as a brick-and-mortar in Greensboro, says its best sellers are its Philly cheesesteak, Carolina Burger and Columbiana hot dog. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 20 Feb. 2024 Then there's the Lounge's soul rolls, crispy wraps filled with buffalo chicken, Philly cheesesteak or greens and smoked turkey. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 16 Feb. 2024 Customers can choose between spicy garlic chicken and bacon, smoky green chile cheesesteak and hot habanero pepperoni and sausage Hot Pockets (with a fourth flavor, fiery hot pepperoni Hot Pockets, only available on Gopuff). Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2023 The menu there replicates roughly 80 percent of the dishes from the Convoy flagship, including duck fat fries, crispy chicken wings, Chinese sausage flatbread and bulgogi cheesesteak with Korean-style marinated beef. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Mar. 2024 The food menu The menu includes starters like cheesesteak eggrolls, zucchini sticks and ahi tuna nachos, salads, burgers and sliders, and main dishes of steak and salmon, pork chops and chicken pasta. Catherine Muccigrosso, Charlotte Observer, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cheesesteak was in 1977

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“Cheesesteak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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