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cheese

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noun, often attributive \ˈchēz\

Definition of cheese

  1. 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. 2 :  something resembling cheese in shape or consistency

  3. 3 :  something cheap or shabby :  cheesy material <cinematic cheese>



Origin and Etymology of cheese

Middle English chese, from Old English cēse, from Latin caseus cheese


First Known Use: before 12th century


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cheese

verb

Definition of cheese

cheesed

cheesing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put an end to :  stop

cheese it

  1. —used in the imperative as a warning of danger <cheese it, the cops>



Origin and Etymology of cheese

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1811


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cheese

noun

Definition of cheese

slang

  1. :  someone important



Origin and Etymology of cheese

perhaps from Hindi cīz & Urdu chīz thing, from Persian chīz


First Known Use: 1920



CHEESE Defined for Kids

cheese

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noun \ˈchēz\

Definition of cheese for Students

  1. :  the curd of milk pressed for use as food





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