What does cheesy mean?

Definitions for cheesy
ˈtʃi zicheesy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word cheesy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinnyadjective

    of very poor quality; flimsy


  1. cheesyadjective

    of or relating to cheese

    This sandwich is full of cheesy goodness.

  2. cheesyadjective

    resembling, or containing cheese

  3. cheesyadjective

    of poor quality through being overdramatic, excessively emotional or clichéd, trite, contrived, shoddy

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cheesyadjective

    Having the nature or form of cheese.

    Etymology: from cheese.

    Acids mixed with them precipitate a tophaceous chalky matter, but not a cheesy substance. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.


  1. cheesy

    Cheesy refers to something that is overly sentimental, clichéd, tacky, or of poor quality, often to the point of being amusing. It can pertain to various things like movies, songs, jokes, clothing, or behavior. Despite its negative connotations, the term can also indicate something endearing or charming in its lack of sophistication or pretentiousness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cheesyadjective

    having the nature, qualities, taste, form, consistency, or appearance of cheese


  1. Cheesy

    Cheesy is a solo album by En Esch of KMFDM and Slick Idiot.

How to pronounce cheesy?

How to say cheesy in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cheesy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cheesy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cheesy in a Sentence

  1. John Rzeznik:

    In my opinion 2020 has been one of the worst years ever and I think a lot of people just need something to lift their spirits be it a little sentimental or cheesy in spots, i wanted it to be completely different from what people expected from us.

  2. James Lewis:

    Cheesy, low budget images are a hallmark of Iranian propaganda, probably' patriotic hackers' going after the only vulnerable. gov site they could find. Definitely not the A team.

  3. Ella Asiegbu:

    He's changed my life - it's a very cheesy to thing to say but it's true. I've actually lost my voice from screaming so much.

  4. Claire Fallon and Emma Gray:

    As a Bachelor viewer, I want to be able to judge the show and also get a bit of enjoyment from the cheesy 'love journey,'.

  5. Linda VanGosen:

    After such a positive customer reaction to Australia's Cheesy Bacon Fries in the Linda VanGosen, they're taking a victory lap.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for cheesy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for cheesy »


Find a translation for the cheesy definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"cheesy." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 28 Sep. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/cheesy>.

Discuss these cheesy definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for cheesy? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    • A. snap
    • B. pluck
    • C. reciprocal
    • D. scholastic

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for cheesy: