Definition of cheesecake in English:

cheesecake

noun

  • 1A kind of rich sweet tart made with cream and soft cheese on a biscuit base.

    • ‘Quark can be used as a sour cream substitute to top baked potatoes, and as an ingredient in a variety of dishes including cheesecakes, dips, salads and sauces.’
    • ‘We were delighted with the show and happily chose from various cheesecakes, meringues and chocolate cakes.’
    • ‘From the dessert menu we picked pineapple and Malibu cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding with ice cream, which we could not fault.’
    • ‘So I sat there and read a book about the 50 greatest cheesecakes of all time.’
    • ‘Last year I experimented and made an orange-chocolate cheese tart and a ricotta cheesecake.’
    • ‘She also bakes cheesecakes and bread and rice puddings.’
    • ‘To serve, remove the cake from the tin, cut the passion fruits in half and squeeze the seeds and juice over the cheesecake.’
    • ‘Not only was it lacking vanilla flavor, but it could only be marginally called a cheesecake.’
    • ‘When cooked, the cheesecake should be well risen, with a golden-brown top.’
    • ‘Their wilting cheesecakes had been delivered to the table along with their drinks.’
    • ‘It was enough to appreciate the rich, bitter-chocolate of the cheesecake and the yummy ice cream.’
    • ‘Use fat-free yogurt in place of sour cream to lower the fat content in cheesecakes.’
    • ‘Originally, such cheesecakes were made with soft, home-made curd cheeses but these days we use light cream cheese from the supermarket.’
    • ‘We both went for cheesecakes of varying descriptions and were a little disheartened to discover ice-cream helpings were not available on the side.’
    • ‘I really enjoyed the internet-only audio guide that showcases the seven best cheesecakes in the city.’
    • ‘If you make more than 2 cheesecakes, ingredient amounts change slightly.’
    • ‘Other desserts include French apple tarts, New York cheesecake, and praline imperial.’
    • ‘I then left the cheesecakes in the fridge overnight to chill.’
    • ‘Dessert was Passionfruit cheesecake and Guava ice cream (I left some on the plate).’
    • ‘The dessert cabinet, which contained an apple tart, cheesecake, strawberries and fruit salad, remained tantalisingly out of reach.’
  • 2informal [mass noun] Images portraying women in a manner which emphasizes idealized or stereotypical sexual attractiveness.

    [as modifier] ‘a cheesecake photo of herself wearing a silly hat and little else’
    • ‘And the clincher, from this cheesecake shot found by reader Brad: She plays football.’
    • ‘Is it just us, or does all this retro culture stuff seem infused with an element of cheesecake, a world where the pin-up was the height of visual elegance?’
    • ‘It was film noir one week, sentimental whimsy the next, sharp pathos the next, cheesecake the week after that.’
    • ‘So if you post cheesecake photos of Objectivists are you objectifying them?’
    • ‘The sham rationalization for this cheesecake scene didn't bother me.’

Pronunciation:

cheesecake

/ˈtʃiːzkeɪk/