cheesesteak

noun
cheese·steak | \-ˌstāk \

Definition of cheesesteak 

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

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Romesco is truly versatile, so grab a knife and smear some on turkey sandwiches or a broccolini cheesesteak for a new dimension of flavor. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "5 Healthy Store-Bought Sauces that Make Weeknight Cooking WAY Chill," 19 Mar. 2018 Henderson was among hundreds of other partygoers packing the Parkway to check out the more than 20 vendor booths, selling everything from car insurance to cheesesteaks to gym memberships, before the night’s 7 p.m. concert. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "With pomp, pageantry and a parade, Philly celebrates the Fourth of July," 4 July 2018 Consuming a cheesesteak is at the top of the tourist list. Ed Condran, courant.com, "Philadelphia Emerges As Colorful Travel Destination," 24 June 2018 Buy Photo Philly’s food scene — often highlighted for its cheesesteaks, roast pork and water ice — has experienced a restaurant renaissance over the past decade. Josh Rosenblat, Philly.com, "Where to eat in Philadelphia," 15 June 2018 Donkey’s Place, a New Jersey bar known for its Philly cheesesteaks, still sees customers coming in thanks to Bourdain three years after its 2015 Parts Unknown episode aired. Jennifer Calfas, Time, "Owners of Small Restaurants All Over America Are Grateful to Anthony Bourdain – and the Golden Touch of His Show," 9 June 2018 The Preston Highway restaurant is serving up some good cheesesteaks. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Looking for a cheesesteak fix? Barry's is expanding to Old Louisville," 19 June 2018 Philly cheesesteak Philadelphians Pat and Harry Oliveri are credited as the creators of the cheesesteak. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "13 foods born in America," 29 June 2017 Hero Roll The pillowy interior and crusty exterior help contain messier sandwiches—think banh mi, cheesesteak, and an Italian combo. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "A Totally Obsessive A-to-Z Guide to Making Sandwiches," 26 Feb. 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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cheesesteak

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cheesesteak

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

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