from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Images, especially photographs, of attractive, usually scantily attired men with muscular physiques.
  • noun The men depicted in such images.

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  • noun Used other than as an idiom: see beef,‎ cake.
  • noun informal, uncountable Imagery of one or more muscular, well-built men.
  • noun informal, countable Such a male, especially as seen as physically desirable.

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  • noun a photograph of a muscular man in minimal attire


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[beef + (cheese)cake.]

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


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