- photographs of nearly nude young men in magazines or the like, posed to display their muscular bodies.
Origin of beefcake
Examples from the Web for beefcake
Affleck could also be a formidable adversary for Brown in the beefcake department—an actual campaign beauty contest.Ben Affleck for Senate? Actor Could Be Formidable Massachusetts Candidate
December 21, 2012
- slang men displayed for their muscular bodies, esp in photographsCompare cheesecake (def. 2)
Word Origin and History for beefcake
by 1952, "display of male pulchritude" in movies or magazines; said to have been modeled on cheesecake, but there seems to have been an actual foodstuff called beefcake around this time. The word seems to be little used in that literal sense since the other sense emerged.