Simple Definition of whey
: the watery part of milk that forms after the milk becomes thick and sour
Full Definition of whey
: the watery part of milk that is separated from the coagulable part or curd especially in the process of making cheese and that is rich in lactose, minerals, and vitamins and contains lactalbumin and traces of fat
Examples of whey
The curd has separated from the whey.
Origin of whey
Middle English, from Old English hwæg; akin to Middle Dutch wey whey
First Known Use: before 12th century
Rhymes with whey
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WHEY Defined for Kids
Definition of whey
: the watery part that separates from the curd after milk sours and thickens
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