Caer·​phil·​ly kär-ˈfi-lē How to pronounce Caerphilly (audio)
: a mild white friable cheese of Welsh origin

Word History


Caerphilly, urban district in Wales

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Caerphilly was in 1878

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“Caerphilly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Caer·​phil·​ly kər-ˈfi-lē How to pronounce Caerphilly (audio)
administrative area of southeastern Wales area 107 square miles (277 square kilometers)

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