\ 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

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 Tons of creamy, cheesy texture up front followed by sweetness and heat that linger … and linger … and linger. al, 27 July 2022 In the past, game-to-film adaptations have been viewed as cheesy, and associated with lackadaisical treatment of the source material. Jonathan Lee, Washington Post, 14 July 2022 There was a cheesy Twitter thread a few weeks back about how much better music was in the 1990s, which is fair as a point of view, but silly to proclaim. Sage Anderson, Rolling Stone, 23 Dec. 2021 The sound system is fuzzy, the special effects are cheesy, some of the acting is amateurish and Jimmy Buffet songs begin to all sound the same after a while. Christopher Arnott,, 14 Oct. 2021 Or, with the cheesy opulence of the sets, a Mel Brooks parody of Marvel movies. Mark Feeney,, 5 July 2022 In this twist on a Spanish tapa, crispy coating surrounds a cheesy chicken béchamel; dipping them into the creamy dressing further enhances the textural experience. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, 16 June 2022 Hot Pockets can't compare to these homemade bundles of cheesy chicken goodness. Katelyn Lunders, Woman's Day, 15 June 2022 That includes plot wrinkles related to their respective older siblings and glimpses of the occasional monster, realized through pretty cheesy special effects. Brian Lowry, CNN, 10 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cheesy

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

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“Cheesy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for cheesy


\ 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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Nglish: Translation of cheesy for Spanish Speakers


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