cheesecake etymology

English word cheesecake comes from English cheese, English cake

Detailed word origin of cheesecake

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cheese English (eng) (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.. [...]
cake English (eng) (transitive) Coat (something) with a crust of solid material.. To form into a cake, or mass. (slang) A trivially easy task or responsibility; from a piece of cake.. (slang) Money.. A block of any of various dense materials.. A rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar, and eggs and baked in an oven, and often covered in icing.. A small mass of baked dough, especially a thin [...]
cheesecake English (eng) (countable, and, uncountable) A pie made of sweetened and flavoured cottage cheese or cream cheese, eggs and milk on a crunchy base.. (uncountable) Imagery of one or more scantily clad, sexually attractive persons, especially young women; pin-ups.

Words with the same origin as cheesecake

Descendants of cheese