cheese

noun (1), often attributive
\ˈchēz \

Definition of cheese 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1a : 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 : something resembling cheese in shape or consistency

3 : something cheap or shabby : cheesy material cinematic cheese

cheese

verb
cheesed; cheesing

Definition of cheese (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to put an end to : stop

cheese it

used in the imperative as a warning of danger cheese it, the cops

cheese

noun (2)

Definition of cheese (Entry 3 of 3)

slang

: someone important

First Known Use of cheese

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

circa 1811, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cheese

Noun (1)

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

Verb

origin unknown

Noun (2)

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

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cheese

noun
\ˈchēz \

Kids Definition of cheese

: the curd of milk pressed for use as food

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