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 Order artery-slicking offerings including cheesesteak eggrolls, Buffalo wings, queso, mac-and-cheese burgers, fried pickles, and cheesecake. Kara Baskin,, "Guy Fieri brings Flavortown to Boston, a new bagel shop comes to Jamaica Plain, and a beloved bar returns," 11 Feb. 2021 Now Craving a slice of Chicago deep-dish pizza, an authentic New York bagel, or an original Philly cheesesteak? Lesley Chen, Chron, "15 socially distanced Valentine's Day date ideas that are romantic and safe," 5 Feb. 2021 Monk’s Deli in Sunnyside, a cheesesteak cart tucked behind the world-class beer bar Belmont Station that often draws praise from Philly expats. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Which Portland restaurant closures have pained you the most in 2020?," 9 Dec. 2020 Chicago doesn’t exactly have a huge cheesesteak scene, but I was stunned by this offering from a new sandwich shop in Beverly. Josh Noel,, "Our favorite Chicago-area takeout dishes of 2020," 30 Dec. 2020 Using the spatula, spread cheesesteak filling evenly over the rolls. Washington Post, "Give in to pandemic cravings, starting with a homemade cheesesteak sandwich," 10 Dec. 2020 Rocco Whalen and crew will be featuring a special New Year’s Eve To-Go menu, plus social-distance catering, food trucks, and new cook-at-home cheesesteak kits. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Baby, it’s cold outside . . . So let’s stay in and drink cozy holiday cocktails," 27 Nov. 2020 The kitchen serves the brand’s roster of signature sandwiches, including smokehouse brisket, buffalo chicken, and halal Philly grilled cheesesteak, as well as newcomers such as tarragon lobster, spinach and artichoke and eggplant Parmesan. Marcy De Luna, Chron, "Grilled cheese food truck to open brick-and-mortar restaurant," 20 Nov. 2020 Sam likes to think about his dad moving him into school, then taking him to dinner at the best cheesesteak joint in town. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "Not many know the story behind Sam Fraley’s path to Temple football. Turns out, he’s just like his father.," 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of cheesesteak

1977, in the meaning defined above

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24 Feb 2021

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“Cheesesteak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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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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