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"cheesy" in British English

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cheesyadjective

uk   us   /ˈtʃiː.zi/ informal
  • cheesy adjective (BAD STYLE)

informal of ​badquality or in ​badtaste: cheesy ​hotelmusic cheesy ​adverts A cheesy ​smile is ​wide but not ​sincere: She gave a cheesy grin to the ​cameras.
  • cheesy adjective (LIKE CHEESE)

tasting like or of ​cheese: cheesy ​snacks UK informal If someone's ​feet, ​shoes, or ​socks are cheesy, they ​smellunpleasant: Someone here's got cheesy ​feet!
(Definition of cheesy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cheesy" in American English

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cheesyadjective

 us   /ˈtʃi·zi/
cheap or of ​lowquality: The ​touristshops had nothing but cheesy ​souvenirs.
(Definition of cheesy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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