Cheshire cheese

noun

Definition of Cheshire cheese

: a cheese similar to cheddar made chiefly in Cheshire, England

First Known Use of Cheshire cheese

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Cheshire cheese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cheshire%20cheese. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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