beefcake

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English[edit]

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Two beefcakes.

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Etymology[edit]

From beef +‎ cake, by analogy with cheesecake (an image of a sexy young woman).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbiːfˌkeɪk/
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beefcake (countable and uncountable, plural beefcakes)

  1. (informal, uncountable) Imagery of one or more muscular, well-built men.
  2. (informal, countable) Such a male, especially as seen as physically desirable.
  3. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see beef,‎ cake.
    • 1998, Jessie Tirsch, McGuire's Irish Pub Cookbook, Pelican, page 145:
      Beefcake with Burgundy Mushroom Cream

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