Definition of cheesy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈCHēzē/

adjective (cheesier, cheesiest)

1Like cheese in taste, smell, or consistency: a pungent, cheesy sauce
More example sentences
  • The cheddar mash had no overtly cheesy taste but was rich and creamy and the dish was served with a thick onion gravy, dotted with baby onions.
  • It can give a rich, cheesy taste to an otherwise dull vegetarian soup.
  • She always put yummy things in there that tasted cheesy or creamy or meaty.
2 informal Cheap, unpleasant, or blatantly inauthentic: a big cheesy grin cheesy motel rooms
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  • I do not want Cordelia getting emotional reassurance from a cheesy, cheap, plastic phone.
  • I've seen people invest hundreds of dollars on a state-of-the-art graphics board, and then connect a cheap and cheesy monitor to their system.
  • And that's not to mention the even more lucrative video market - the natural home for such cheap, and unashamedly cheesy, comedies.
tacky, cheap, tawdry;
informal corny, cornball



Example sentences
  • I'd rather see her with someone who appreciates her goofiness and cheesiness than someone who finds it annoying and wants to change her.
  • I had to laugh inwardly at my own dramatic cheesiness.
  • There's something about their exuberant cheesiness that, quite frankly, disgusts me.

Words that rhyme with cheesy

breezy, easy, easy-peasy, Kesey, Parcheesi, queasy, sleazy, wheezy, Zambezi

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Syllabification: chees·y

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