cheesecake

[ cheez-keyk ]
/ ˈtʃizˌkeɪk /
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noun

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.
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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cheesecake

/ (ˈtʃiːzˌkeɪk) /

noun

a rich tart with a biscuit base, filled with a mixture of cream cheese, cream, sugar, and often sultanas, sometimes having a fruit topping
slang women displayed for their sex appeal, as in photographs in magazines, newspapers, or filmsCompare beefcake

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