beefcake

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English[edit]

Two beefcakes.

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbiːfˌkeɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -iːfkeɪk

Noun[edit]

beefcake (countable and uncountable, plural beefcakes)

  1. (informal, uncountable) Imagery of one or more muscular, well-built men.
    Coordinate term: cheesecake
  2. (informal, countable) Such a male, especially as seen as physically desirable.
    Synonyms: lady-killer, hunk, adonis
    • 2014, Stephen King, Mr. Mercedes: A Novel, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN:
      The audience goes bugshit. The security beefcakes separate them and the host gets between them, talking in a voice that is soothing on top, inciteful beneath.
  3. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see beef,‎ cake.
    • 1998, Jessie Tirsch, McGuire's Irish Pub Cookbook, Pelican, page 145:
      Beefcake with Burgundy Mushroom Cream

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