Cheesy etymology


English word cheesy comes from English cheese, English -y

Etymology of cheesy

Detailed word origin of cheesy

Dictionary entry Language Definition
cheese English (en) (slang) To smile excessively, as for a camera.. (technology) To make holes in a pattern of circuitry to decrease pattern density.. To prepare curds for making cheese. (photography) Said while being photographed, to give the impression of smiling. (countable) A piece of cheese, especially one moulded into a large round shape during manufacture.. (countable) Any particular variety of cheese.. [...]
-y English (en) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
cheesy English (en) (informal) Cheap, of poor quality.. (informal) Overdramatic, excessively emotional or clichéd, trite, contrived.. (of a smile or grin) Exaggerated and likely to be forced or insincere.. Of or relating to cheese.. Resembling, or containing cheese.

Words with the same origin as cheesy

Descendants of -y

apply dummy healthy pretty pussy sexy tiny tony