cheesier; cheesiest
1
a
: resembling or suggesting cheese especially in consistency or odor
b
: containing cheese
2
: shabby sense 3c, cheap
a cheesy movie
cheesy motels
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 But my project was to write not about the tragedy of having a sick kid, but about the kind of community and solidarity and strange blessings, to use a cheesy word, that emerged from caring for a sick child, and the way this woman is making meaning and finding community. Chloe Schama, Vogue, 2 Apr. 2024 In addition to pizza, the menu also features pizza bowls, subs, salads, sides (cheesy bread and wings) and desserts. Michael Deeds, Idaho Statesman, 1 Apr. 2024 White Cheddar Popcorn, $2.49 Munch on this light, cheesy goodness while your eyes are glued to the screen. Kara Peeler, Sunset Magazine, 30 Mar. 2024 This cheesy asparagus dish is pure perfection and needs no tweaking. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 26 Mar. 2024 Ham, cheese, potatoes, and a cheesy cream sauce combine to create scalloped potatoes and ham, a casserole that is not messing around. Karen Schroeder-Rankin, Southern Living, 25 Mar. 2024 Tsutsui said the original movie, released in 1954, drew laughs in theaters from American audiences, interpreted as a low-budget cheesy monster movie. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 11 Mar. 2024 Soy sauce is also used with tofu and nutritional yeast can add a cheesy flavor and crunch. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2024 Get The Recipe 05 of 32 Hashbrown Casserole No Southern supper is complete without a cheesy potato dish on the table, and this version with a hashbrown base is always welcome. Jenna Sims, Southern Living, 22 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of cheesy was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Cheesy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheesy. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

cheesy

adjective
cheesier; cheesiest
1
a
: resembling or suggesting cheese
b
: containing cheese
2
: cheap sense 3a
a cheesy movie
cheesiness noun

Medical Definition

cheesy

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

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