cheesy

adjective
\ ˈchē-zē How to pronounce cheesy (audio) \
cheesier; cheesiest

Definition of cheesy

1a : resembling or suggesting cheese especially in consistency or odor
b : containing cheese
2 : shabby sense 3c, cheap a cheesy movie cheesy motels

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Other Words from cheesy

cheesiness noun

Examples of cheesy in a Sentence

cheesy plastic knickknacks lined the fireplace mantel a cheesy watch that he bought from a sidewalk vendor preying on tourists

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Scoop up the cheesy lobster goodness with Old Bay potato chips. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "(Not) on a roll: 7 unexpected lobster dishes you can find in Connecticut," 14 June 2019 The thought of spending time with your partner really excites you and just looking at the dozens of selfies of you both together on your phone is enough to put a cheesy smile on your face. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "How Do You Know You Love Someone?," 19 Apr. 2019 Glory Days, Bruce Springsteen (1984) Don't let the cheesy video (when MTV ruled the world) distract you from the greatness of this tribute to a former high school pitching star. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "The 10 best songs about baseball," 6 July 2018 Hallmark is known for its delightfully cheesy and heartwarming Christmas movies. Megan Stein, Country Living, "A ‘When Calls the Heart’ Star Just Got Cast in a Christmas Movie—But It’s Not on Hallmark," 26 Mar. 2019 Make any leftover matzo disappear with a delicious and cheesy spin on lasagna. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Cheesy Baked Spinach and Feta Casserole," 7 Mar. 2019 Midnight Mac and Cheeserie in Rogers Park will open Friday at 4 p.m. with an insane build-your-own menu allowing guests the opportunity to pile on the cheesy goodness. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "A build-your-own mac and cheese spot hits Rogers Park on Friday," 17 May 2017 Woodley and Claflin definitely have chemistry, but it's often lost in terribly cheesy dialogue. refinery29.com, "Adrift Review: A Brutal Tale Of Female Survival," 31 May 2018 Yep, this is likely to be as fantastically cheesy as the first two films! Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby' Is Coming to Netflix," 12 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of cheesy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of cheesy was in the 14th century

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cheesy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cheesy

: resembling cheese especially : looking or smelling like cheese
: containing cheese
informal : of poor quality : lacking style or good taste

cheesy

adjective
\ ˈchē-zē How to pronounce cheesy (audio) \
cheesier; cheesiest

Kids Definition of cheesy

1 : resembling cheese especially in appearance or smell a cheesy texture
2 : containing cheese a cheesy sauce
3 : of poor quality : lacking style or good taste We laughed while watching the old science fiction movie because of its lousy acting and cheesy sets.

cheesy

adjective
\ ˈchē-zē How to pronounce cheesy (audio) \
cheesier; cheesiest

Medical Definition of cheesy

: resembling cheese in consistency cheesy lesions a cheesy discharge

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