cheesy

[ chee-zee ]
/ ˈtʃi zi /

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.

Nearby words

  1. cheesemaker,
  2. cheesemonger,
  3. cheeseparing,
  4. cheesesteak,
  5. cheesewood,
  6. cheetah,
  7. cheever,
  8. cheever, john,
  9. chef,
  10. chef de cuisine

Origin of cheesy

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

Related formschees·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 Formscheesiness, noun

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