cheesiness

cheesy

[chee-zee]
adjective, cheesier, cheesiest.
1.
of or like cheese: a cheesy aroma; a cheesy taste.
2.
Slang. inferior or cheap; chintzy: The movie's special effects are cheesy and unconvincing.

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

cheesily, adverb
cheesiness, noun
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cheesy (ˈtʃiːzɪ)
 
adj , cheesier, 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
 
'cheesiness
 
n

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cheesy
"cheap, inferior," 1896, from Urdu chiz "a thing," picked up by British in India by 1818 and used in the sense of "a big thing." By 1858, cheesy had evolved a slang meaning of "showy," which led to the modern, ironic sense. Cheesed "disgruntled, exasperated," is from 1941, British slang, but the connection
is uncertain.
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cheesy definition


  1. mod.
    cheap; tacky. : I wouldn't live in a cheesy place like this if I could afford better.
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