\ˈchē-zē \
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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But the memory was not of the music but of my friends, not to sound cheesy. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, "To Conduct Its Parks Concerts, the Philharmonic Taps a Rising Star," 8 June 2018 These are not just random images used in every cheesy disaster movie trailer., "The White House Created A Fake Movie Trailer Starring Trump & Kim Jong Un As Heroes," 12 June 2018 Eating at Tony’s Baltimore Grill in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is like that one scene in every cheesy Italian-American movie where all of the characters sit down to have a family dinner. Emily Schultz, Bon Appetit, "My 13 Summers of Red Sauce at Tony’s in Atlantic City," 6 June 2018 In a somewhat cheesy stunt, Pizza Hut is awarding the 78th pick of the 2018 NFL Draft with a year of free pizza. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Pizza Hut giving free pizza for a year to 78th NFL draft pick," 24 Apr. 2018 Last year’s celebration of all things gooey and cheesy saw 4,000 guests and 100 vendors serving up their best mac and cheese offerings. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Mac and Cheese Fest tickets on sale next week," 6 Sep. 2017 Afterwards, as per tradition, the two teams took turns serenading each other with a cheesy pop song rewritten with Ultimate lyrics. Michael W. Miller, WSJ, "A Clueless Dad’s Strange Trip to the Ultimate Tournament," 24 May 2018 The answer came in the form of a creamy Parmesan sauce, made right in the skillet with the vegetables, which ultimately envelops them in rich, cheesy goodness. Ellie Krieger, sacbee, "Try this vegetable side dish that tastes luxe | The Sacramento Bee," 8 May 2018 Kissed with heat and honey, and finished with a cheesy crisp, these babies are made marvelous with a few simple tricks. Mallorie Sullivan,, "Fourth of July food: Here are 9 last-minute recipes your guests will love," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of cheesy

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

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English Language Learners Definition of cheesy

: resembling cheese; especially : looking or smelling like cheese

: containing cheese

: of poor quality : lacking style or good taste


\ˈchē-zē \
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.


\ˈchē-zē \
cheesier; cheesiest

Medical Definition of cheesy 

: resembling cheese in consistency cheesy lesions a cheesy discharge

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