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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Williams portrays a likably cheesy ex-fiancee, who is given leeway to be equal parts supportive, skeptical, and badass while dealing with her split-personality ex. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Venom film review: Stupid, but still good enough to bite your head off," 5 Oct. 2018 On Sunday night, Lifetime aired its delightfully cheesy dramatization of the romance between England’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle — which, apparently, involved lions. Michele Corriston, PEOPLE.com, "Prince Harry & Meghan Markle: The Funniest Reactions to Lifetime's Movie About the Royal Couple," 13 May 2018 Shaggy and Sting Made the Perfect 420 Album Two incredibly cheesy men got together and made sort of lame, but surprisingly delightful, pop-reggae music. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "Justin Bieber Will Never Let Go Of His Taco Bell," 20 Apr. 2018 Admittedly, this can feel a little cheesy at first. Suzannah Weiss, Glamour, "17 Foreplay Tips & Ideas You'll Be Dying to Try," 18 Jan. 2019 But following the ketogenic diet — a high-fat, low-carb eating plan — can cause a whole different level of ick than diving into a bowl of cheesy onion dip. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Why the Keto Diet Gives You Bad Breath, According to a Nutritionist," 29 Nov. 2018 TechCrunch reports Facebook is also considering a limit on how many people one can express interest in, so that users can’t just spam everyone with cheesy one-liners. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Facebook Dating offerings can be seen in leaked pre-launch screenshots," 6 Aug. 2018 The pizza chain said Monday that its drivers can meet customers at US beaches, parks and landmarks to hand over pizza, cheesy bread, and other food on its menu. BostonGlobe.com, "Bertucci’s files for bankuptcy," 17 Apr. 2018 The pizza chain said Monday that its drivers can meet customers at U.S. beaches, parks and landmarks to hand over pizza, cheesy bread and other food on its menu. Joseph Pisani, chicagotribune.com, "Pizza al fresco: Domino's will deliver to beaches, parks," 16 Apr. 2018

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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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