noun, often capitalized
ched·​dar | \ ˈche-dər How to pronounce cheddar (audio) \

Definition of cheddar

: a hard white, yellow, or orange smooth-textured cheese with a flavor that ranges from mild to strong as the cheese matures

called also cheddar cheese

Examples of cheddar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Poptritional sells kettle corn and white cheddar popcorn that contain protein, zinc, calcium and vitamin D. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 10 June 2022 Before the 1980s, virtually all of Ireland’s cheese production was Irish cheddar. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 9 June 2022 For $650, Fortnum & Mason, the royal grocer, will pack a picnic hamper for six to eight people that includes Platinum Jubilee English sparkling brut, wedges of blue Stilton and Somerset cheddar, King Peter ham, Scotch eggs and tea cakes. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 31 May 2022 Try the Celtic, a bacon cheeseburger; the Greek, with tzatziki, roasted red peppers, and feta; or the Don’t Poke the Bear, with bacon and a maple-bacon glaze plus fried egg and cheddar. Globe Staff,, 27 May 2022 In a separate sausage cooker, the restaurant produces Czech-style beef sausage, jalapeño cheddar pork sausage and black pepper and garlic venison sausage, available daily. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 18 May 2022 Maybe like a cheddar cheese sort of popcorn and any kind of VitaminWater. Sasha Urban, Variety, 5 May 2022 Bacon, egg and cheddar arepas are sold 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily (the breakfast arepa is $10.99; others are $11.99). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2022 Among their popular flavors are mango, blueberry glaze, passion fruit glaze, Boston cream, hibiscus cream, banana pudding cream, bacon-cheddar-chive, vanilla glazed, honey-lemon glaze and cinnamon sugar. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cheddar

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cheddar

Cheddar, village in Somersetshire, England

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The first known use of cheddar was in 1646

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23 Jun 2022

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“Cheddar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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