[ cheez-keyk ]

  1. Also cheese cake . a cake having a firm custardlike texture, made with cream cheese, cottage cheese, or both, and sometimes topped with a jamlike fruit mixture.

  2. Informal.Also called leg art. photographs featuring scantily clothed attractive women.

Origin of cheesecake

1400–50; 1930–35, for def. 2; late Middle English chese kake;see cheese1, cake

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British Dictionary definitions for cheesecake


/ (ˈtʃiːzˌkeɪk) /

  1. a rich tart with a biscuit base, filled with a mixture of cream cheese, cream, sugar, and often sultanas, sometimes having a fruit topping

  2. slang women displayed for their sex appeal, as in photographs in magazines, newspapers, or films: Compare beefcake

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