- 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
Examples from the Web for cheesecake
The heyday of cheesecake photos has cycled back around and is again en mode.The Queen of the Playboy Centerfolds
May 31, 2014
Cheesecake photos of Ann Coulter abound, and everywhere you look the NRA is urging you to “Stand and Fight!”CPAC: Come for the Crazy, Stay for the Party
March 7, 2014
The Republicans all waited to eat their cheesecake while diligently devouring their greens.Comedy of Errors at the Republicans’ March on Washington Celebration
August 27, 2013
I guess because people at the Cheesecake Factory just like to sit there and sit there after consuming those 5,000-calorie meals.Are You a Restaurant Lingerer?
March 28, 2013
Well, in one sense, any person is “free” to eat as much Snickers-bar cheesecake as he likes.The Freedom to Be Fat? The Politics of Movie Popcorn, Obama, and the FDA
April 8, 2012
When at last he could open his lips, he said, 'Will you have a cheesecake?'The Doll and Her Friends
Beth took a lively interest both in the cheesecake and the letter.The Beth Book
We wanted mamma to have one cheesecake and Haddie and I to divide the other between us.The Carved Lions
Master Naylor's mouth was full of cheesecake, but he nodded to show his consent.Under Padlock and Seal
Charles Harold Avery
The softest of the cheesecake is left in the platter when the crust is eaten.Citation and Examination of William Shakspeare
Walter Savage Landor
- 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
Word Origin and History for cheesecake
also cheese-cake, mid-15c., from cheese (n.1) + cake (n.). In figurative uses for "soft, effeminate" from 18c. Slang meaning dates from 1934, when a "Time" magazine article defined it as "leg-pictures of sporty females." In its early years this sense of the word often was associated with Marlene Dietrich.