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1cheese

noun, often attributive \ˈchēz\

Definition of CHEESE

1
a :  a food consisting of the coagulated, compressed, and usually ripened curd of milk separated from the whey
b :  an often cylindrical cake of this food
2
:  something resembling cheese in shape or consistency
3
:  something cheap or shabby :  cheesy material <cinematic cheese>

Origin of CHEESE

Middle English chese, from Old English cēse, from Latin caseus cheese
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

2cheese

verb
cheesedchees·ing

Definition of CHEESE

transitive verb
:  to put an end to :  stop
cheese it
—used in the imperative as a warning of danger <cheese it, the cops>

Origin of CHEESE

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1811

3cheese

noun

Definition of CHEESE

slang
:  someone important

Origin of CHEESE

perhaps from Hindi cīz & Urdu chīz thing, from Persian chīz
First Known Use: 1920
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a noisy boisterous band or parade
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