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chees·y

 (chē′zē)
adj. chees·i·er, chees·i·est
1. Containing or resembling cheese.
2. Informal
a. Of poor quality; shoddy: a movie with cheesy special effects.
b. Vulgarly pretentious or sentimental: a cheesy romantic comedy.

[Sense 2b, possibly partly from earlier cheesy, showy, from cheese.]

chees′i·ly adv.
chees′i·ness n.

cheesy

(ˈtʃiːzɪ)
adj, cheesier or cheesiest
1. like cheese in flavour, smell, or consistency
2. informal (of a smile) broad but possibly insincere: a big cheesy grin.
3. informal banal or trite; in poor taste
ˈcheesiness n

chees•y

(ˈtʃi zi)

adj. chees•i•er, chees•i•est.
1. of or like cheese.
2. Slang. inferior or cheap; shoddy.
[1350–1400]
chees′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cheesy - of very poor quality; flimsy
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
inferior - of low or inferior quality

cheesy

adjective
Informal. Of decidedly inferior quality:
Slang: crummy, schlocky.
Translations

cheesy

[ˈtʃiːzɪ] ADJ
1. [taste, smell] → a queso; [socks, feet] → maloliente
3. [grin] → de hiena

cheesy

[ˈtʃiːzi] adj
[biscuit, sauce] → au fromage
The sauce was too runny and not cheesy enough
BUT La sauce était trop liquide et ne contenait pas assez de fromage.
(= naff) → ringard(e)

cheesy

adj (+er)
käsig; to taste cheesynach Käse schmecken; a cheesy tasteein Käsegeschmack; a cheesy smileein Lächeln ntwie aus der Zahnpastawerbung (inf)
(inf) clothes (= tasteless)geschmacklos; (= old-fashioned)altmodisch, out (inf); her outfit is totally cheesyihre Klamotten sind total aus der Mode (inf)
(inf: = shoddy) → mies (inf)

cheesy

[ˈtʃiːzɪ] adj (flavour, smell) → di formaggio; (consistency) → del formaggio
References in classic literature ?
It goes through the hamper, and gives a cheesy flavour to everything else there.
The new line-up of Cheddar items all offer a smoky, cheesy spin on the Shack classics, using smooth cheddar cheese sauce, our blend of sharp cheddar and American cheese, and veal bacon.
This Father's Day, it's time to get extra cheesy for dad!
Cow and Gate said the Cheesy Broccoli Bake may contain small pieces of blue rubber.
[USA], Apr 19 (ANI): Hollywood actor Andrew Garfield revealed that his dream role, cheesy as it might sound, is to be a father.
Starting today - and running until the 14 April - McDonald's will be giving diners a free cheesy bacon flatbread to customers who order any hot drinkon it's appbefore 10.30am as the Cheesy Bacon Flatbread is part of the breakfast menu.
Lunch: Cheesy breadsticks w marinara sauce, salad w dressing, (peas for high school), apple slices
IF cheesy pop is your thing, then Teesside's latest nightclub might just have the perfect night out for you.
Jason Cheesy may have thought he was being discreet as he dropped the illicit items to the floor and "played football" with them to make sure the package reached the man he was visiting.
Cheesy, of Blackett Street, Bishop Auckland,County Durham, who has 30 previous convictions, pleaded guilty to five offences of conveying prohibited items into prison and was jailed for three months.
Each meal includes shelf-stable, precooked pasta accompanied by a generous packet of thick, cheesy sauce; just add to a frying pan and cook until golden brown, or combine in a bowl and microwave.