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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And in those cases when a beanball war causes the dugouts to empty, the resulting brawl is almost always cheesier than anything ever staged in a wrestling ring by Vince McMahon. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: Is baseball such a boring game the Rockies and Cubs have to start a rock fight to prove their manhood?," 12 June 2019 Sublimely cheesy with threads of soft, cooked, sweet onions throughout, this is a highly craveable sandwich. Anchorage Daily News, "Add these new(ish) Anchorage food trucks to your rotation this summer," 6 June 2019 Loaded with ricotta, mozzarella, and Romano, this cheesy dish is ooey, gooey goodness. Preheat oven to 400°F. Kate Merker And Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Pea-and-Mint Stuffed Shells," 24 May 2019 Just like a beach house can easily skew cheesy when it's covered in sand dollars and sea glass, a mountain home can get a little too folksy. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "What You Should Know Before Buying a Mountain House to Rent on Airbnb," 20 May 2019 Use up leftover or broken lasagna noodles in this herby and cheesy dish. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Mint and Walnut Pesto Lasagna Noodles," 29 Apr. 2019 Something borrowed, something blue, something … cheesy? Ana Calderone, PEOPLE.com, "Brides Can Now Get Pizza Bouquets for Their Wedding," 6 June 2018 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

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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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