cheesy
adjective (cheesier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. a. resembling or suggesting cheese especially in consistency or odor b. containing cheese 2. shabby 3c, cheap <
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cheesiness noun

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  • Cheesy — Chees y, a. Having the nature, qualities, taste, form, consistency, or appearance of cheese. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cheesy — ► ADJECTIVE (cheesier, cheesiest) 1) like cheese in taste, smell, or consistency. 2) informal cheap or blatantly artificial. DERIVATIVES cheesiness noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • cheesy — [[t]tʃi͟ːzi[/t]] cheesier, cheesiest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Cheesy food is food that tastes or smells of cheese. ...cheesy biscuits... The sauce was too runny and not cheesy enough. 2) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe something as… …   English dictionary

  • cheesy — UK [ˈtʃiːzɪ] / US [ˈtʃɪzɪ] adjective Word forms cheesy : adjective cheesy comparative cheesier superlative cheesiest 1) tasting like cheese, or tasting of cheese cheesy biscuits 2) informal lacking style or good quality and slightly silly cheesy… …   English dictionary

  • cheesy — chees|y [ tʃizi ] adjective 1. ) INFORMAL lacking style or good quality and slightly silly: CRUMMY: cheesy shoes 2. ) tasting like cheese or tasting of cheese: cheesy biscuits 3. ) a cheesy smile is wide and looks false: his cheesy grin …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cheesy — I. /ˈtʃizi/ (say cheezee) adjective (cheesier, cheesiest) 1. like cheese: cheesy taste; cheesy consistency. 2. Colloquial smelly. {chees(e) + y1} –cheesiness, noun II. /ˈtʃizi/ (say cheezee) Colloqui …   Australian English dictionary

  • cheesy — cheesily, adv. cheesiness, n. /chee zee/, adj., cheesier, cheesiest. 1. of or like cheese: a cheesy aroma; a cheesy taste. 2. Slang. inferior or cheap; chintzy: The movie s special effects are cheesy and unconvincing. [1350 1400; ME. See CHEESE1 …   Universalium

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