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cheesy

[ chee-zee ]
/ ˈtʃi zi /
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adjective, chees·i·er, chees·i·est.
of or like cheese: a cheesy aroma; a cheesy taste.
Slang. inferior or cheap; chintzy: The movie's special effects are cheesy and unconvincing.
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Origin of cheesy

1350–1400; Middle English. See cheese1, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM cheesy

chees·i·ly, adverbchees·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cheesy

cheesy
/ (ˈtʃiːzɪ) /

adjective cheesier or cheesiest
like cheese in flavour, smell, or consistency
informal (of a smile) broad but possibly insincerea big cheesy grin
informal banal or trite; in poor taste

Derived forms of cheesy

cheesiness, noun
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