Also, cheese cake. a cake having a firm custardlike texture, made with cream cheese, cottage cheese, or both, and sometimes topped with a jamlike fruit mixture.
Informal.. Also called leg art. photographs featuring scantily clothed attractive women.

1400–50; 1930–35, for def 2; late Middle English chese kake; see cheese1, cake Unabridged
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cheesecake (ˈtʃiːzˌkeɪk)
1.  a rich tart with a biscuit base, filled with a mixture of cream cheese, cream, sugar, and often sultanas, sometimes having a fruit topping
2.  slang Compare beefcake women displayed for their sex appeal, as in photographs in magazines, newspapers, or films

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Word Origin & History

c.1440, from cheese + cake. In fig. uses for "soft, effeminate" from 18c. Slang meaning dates from 1934, when a "Time" magazine article defined it as "leg-pictures of sporty females." In its early years the word often was associated with Marlene Dietrich.
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Example sentences
He was a media star, posing for cheesecake publicity shoots, popping up on
  girlie calendars and matchbook covers.
Here cherries are used in everything from vodka to cheesecake.
One of her favorite research subjects is cheesecake.
It shouldn't be a punishment for eating cheesecake, which is what we've turned
  it into.
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