\ 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
Recent Examples on the Web Like a million gossip columnists before him, Casillo weaves through the archipelago of Liz’s lovers and husbands and, on occasion, lapses into cheesy scene-setting. Washington Post, 8 June 2021 Their surprisingly wide variety of meaty, cheesy concoctions make the sandwich shop a perfect stop for lunch. oregonlive, 24 May 2021 And honestly, who back then could have guessed that an action movie based on a rather cheesy 1960s spy TV series would turn out to be so lucrative? Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 21 May 2021 In a particularly cheesy demonstration of the box phenomenon, one of Delgado’s own pet felines once plopped his tush into a pan of lasagna. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 12 May 2021 Among the specialties are cheesy quesabirria tacos, a social media sensation, dunked in the juices of the stew that fills them., 4 May 2021 Her tasty snack tray inspired dozens of others to create their own cheesy creations, and a quick scroll through Instagram will instantly have your mouth watering. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 May 2021 The shrimp and grits presented nicely on thick, cheesy grits and chorizo-flavorful pan broth, but tough, tasteless shrimp left us wanting — especially for $24. Amy Drew Thompson,, 27 May 2021 Sneak kale into everyone's favorite comfort food, and its flavor will blend right in with the creamy, cheesy sauce. Casey Barber, CNN, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of cheesy

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

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13 Jun 2021

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“Cheesy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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


\ 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.


\ 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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