Definition of Cheesy

1. Adjective. Of very poor quality; flimsy.

Exact synonyms: Bum, Cheap, Chintzy, Crummy, Punk, Sleazy, Tinny
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Inferior
Derivative terms: Bum, Cheapness, Sleaze, Sleaziness



Definition of Cheesy

1. a. Having the nature, qualities, taste, form, consistency, or appearance of cheese.

Definition of Cheesy

1. Adjective. of or relating to cheese ¹

2. Adjective. resembling, or containing cheese ¹

3. Adjective. (informal) of poor quality through being overdramatic, excessively emotional or clichéd, trite, contrived, shoddy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cheesy

1. resembling cheese (a food made from milk curds) [adj CHEESIER, CHEESIEST] : CHEESILY [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheesy

cheesery
cheeses
cheeses off
cheesesteak
cheesesteaks
cheesetastic
cheesey
cheesier
cheesiest
cheesily
cheesiness
cheesinesses
cheesing
cheesing off
cheesology
cheesy (current term)
cheesy abscess
cheesy pus
cheetah
cheetahs
cheewink
cheewinks
chef
chef's salad
chef-d'oeuvre
chef-d'œuvre
chef d'oeuvre
chef de partie
chef salad
chef salads

Literary usage of Cheesy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Diseases of Infancy and Childhood by Job Lewis Smith (1890)
"This is a serious state, which is likely to eventuate in cheesy degeneration of the ... cheesy PNEUMONIA. cheesy degeneration of the inflammatory product ..."

2. A Handbook of pathological anatomy and histology by Francis Delafield, Theophil Mitchell Prudden (1889)
"Instead of •softening, the cheesy material in the iv become dry and hard, and undergo calcification. - inflammation of the lymph nodes is most common in the ..."

3. A System of Practical Medicine by William Pepper, Louis Starr (1885)
"These are known as cheesy degeneration, calcification, and fibrous transformation. ... This is the cheesy degeneration, and is regarded as a form of ..."

4. On the Wasting Diseases of Infants and Children by Eustace Smith (1884)
"This cheesy degeneration usually begins in the centre of the gland ; and from this point the morbid change spreads gradually to the circumference. ..."

5. A Biennial Retrospect of Medicine, Surgery and Their Allied Sciences by New Sydenham Society (1875)
"After stating that the results of experiments on animals, by proving that cheesy masses of any sort can set up miliary tubercle, so far take away from the ..."

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