cheesy

adjective \ ˈchē-zē \

Definition of cheesy

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

cheesiness

noun

Examples of cheesy in a Sentence

  1. cheesy plastic knickknacks lined the fireplace mantel

  2. a cheesy watch that he bought from a sidewalk vendor preying on tourists

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First Known Use of cheesy

14th century


CHEESY Defined for English Language Learners

cheesy

adjective

Definition of cheesy for English Language Learners

  • : resembling cheese; especially : looking or smelling like cheese

  • : containing cheese

  • : of poor quality : lacking style or good taste


CHEESY Defined for Kids

cheesy

adjective \ ˈchē-zē \

Definition of cheesy for Students

cheesier; cheesiest
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.

Medical Dictionary

cheesy

adjective \ ˈchē-zē \

medical Definition of cheesy

cheesier; cheesiest
:resembling cheese in consistency
  • cheesy lesions
  • a cheesy discharge


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