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)

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In Philadelphia, cheesesteaks are practically a religion. Mike Solomonov, Bon Appetit, "This Broccolini Cheesesteak Is the Sandwich You NEED Right Now," 30 Jan. 2018 The Perky Pantry, tucked within the Hive Tap House, is one of the few, where Hive chef Melissa Downs proffers Philly cheesesteaks, pierogis and other beer-appropriate eats. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "A Traveler’s Guide to Oregon City, aka ‘Portland Without the Weird’," 27 Sep. 2018 Read more: The new Main & Clay luxury apartments offer spectacular views See also: Looking for a cheesesteak fix? Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Galan’s Meat Market and Deli brings lost art of butchering to Portland," 28 June 2018 There was a roasted turkey and swiss sandwich, a Philly cheesesteak panini, a buffalo chicken wrap, a chicken banh mi, an Italian hero, a Thai chicken wrap, a chicken Caesar salad, and a layered quinoa veggie salad. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Amtrak revamps its food and beverage menu," 15 June 2018 Sometimes the lines are so thick people wait an hour or so for a cheesesteak. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Looking for a cheesesteak fix? Barry's is expanding to Old Louisville," 19 June 2018 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,, "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,, "Philadelphia Emerges As Colorful Travel Destination," 24 June 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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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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