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From the name of the Canadian cheese puff brand Cheezies (derived from cheesy), produced by W.T. Hawkins Ltd, through trademark erosion.



cheezie (plural cheezies)

  1. (Canada) A cheese puff.
    • 1994, Margaret Buffie, The Warnings, Kids Can Press (1994), →ISBN, page 125:
      A table beside it was crowded with empty cola bottles and half-eaten bags of chips and cheezies.
    • 2006, Michele Martin Bossley, Swiped, Orca Book Publishers (2006), →ISBN, page 6:
      Within seconds, the air was thick with flying potato chips, cheezies and other odds and ends.
    • 2007, Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit, Healthy Mum, Happy Baby: How to Feed Yourself When You're Breastfeeding Your Baby, Random House Canada (2007), →ISBN, pages 60-61:
      Day-glo orange cheezies are highly processed and practically nutrient-free—the diet equivalent of entertainment television.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:cheezie.