1. a prostitute.
|Wit and Drollery 65: Farewell good places old and new, And Oxford Kates once more adieu; But it goes unto our very hearts, To leave the Cheese-cakes and the Tarts.et al. ‘Of Banishing the Ladies out of Town’|
|‘The Praise of the Dairy-Maid’ in Pills to Purge Melancholy I 14: The charming delights of Cheese Cakes and Custard; / For at Tottenham Court / You can have no Sport, / Unless you give Custards and Cheese cakes for’t.|
2. (orig. US) pin-up pictures [? the photographer’s call for the woman to ‘Say cheese’].
|Daffydils 15 Jan. [synd. cartoon strip] We present Mlle Cheesecake, the Maid of Mystery.|
|Time 17 Sept. 30/2: ‘Cheesecake’—leg-pictures of sporty females.|
|On Broadway 15 Mar. [synd. col.] The slang word ‘cheesecake’ means a woman’s legs.|
|Pulling a Train’ (2012) [ebook] I’ve made my living at cheesecake [...] from every crotch-crazy angle you can think of.‘Nedra at f:5.6’ in|
|Six-Eleven (1966) 183: A closeup of her left eyebrow is cheesecake.|
|New Scientist 13 Apr. 72/3: In flickering torchlight the scenes probably appeared to move. Some of them clearly included cheese-cake and leg shows.|
|False Starts 52: We [...] kept between us a scrapbook filled with cheesecake.|
|White Shoes 7: A blonde bimbo with an enormous pair of boobs who’d posed for a heap of cheesecake.|
3. attrib. use of sense 2.
|(con. 1944) Stalag 17 [film script] 45: In Stosh’s hand is the big Betty Grable cheesecake photo.|
|Blackboard Jungle 223: Angry because he was behaving like a godamned adolescent ogling a cheesecake magazine.|
|Flat 4 King’s Cross (1966) 89: ‘Would you like to pose for me?’ He looked down at the pavement. ‘It’s for cheesecake pictures,’ he added.|
|Chosen Few (1966) 124: Fisher was sitting at the table in their quarters over a fresh batch of cheesecake magazines, clipping pictures out for his collection.|
|Muscle for the Wing 27: It [i.e. sex appeal] was a quality [...] partly learned from cheesecake calendars and Tanya Tucker albums.|
|White Shoes 71: You can [...] take all the cheesecake photos you want.|
|Guardian Guide 5–12 June 21: The crown princess of American cheesecake pinup girls.|
|Shooting in the Dark (2002) 145: She brushed some of the cheesecake posters aside.|
|Mad mag. July 46: A magazine full of [...] cheesecake pictures with no real nudity.|
4. (orig. US) a pin-up girl, a sexy woman .
|Time 24 Aug. 14: The Supreme Empress of Cheesecake, the very Marlene Dietrich herself.|
|(con. 1944) Gallery (1948) 115: All these cheesecakes have bambini.|
|Rap Sheet 199: And this here pretty secretary of hers was setting [sic] at the end of the desk, with her knees crossed – cheesecake, I think is what they call it in the newspapers.|
|Good As Gold (1979) 129: I wanted to be a cheesecake model or pose in the nude.|
|Sophiatown in At the Junction (1995) 175: The front page of Drum is waiting! Cheesecake, crime, babies, boxing – and more cheesecake.|
5. a fool.
|None But the Lonely Heart 117: Ain’t you got no eighteen pence, you sloppy old cheesecake, you?|
6. (US black) a white homosexual [the colour but why homosexual?].
|Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] cheese cake Definition: a white man who is homosexual Example: That cheese cake was trying to suck me off.|