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cheese

noun, often attributive \ ˈchēz \

Definition of cheese

1 a : 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

Origin and Etymology of cheese

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


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cheese

verb

Definition of cheese

cheesed; cheesing
: to put an end to : stop
cheese it
transitive verb
used in the imperative as a warning of danger
  • cheese it, the cops

Origin and Etymology of cheese

origin unknown


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cheese

noun

Definition of cheese

slang
: someone important

Origin and Etymology of cheese

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



CHEESE Defined for Kids

cheese

noun \ ˈchēz \

Definition of cheese for Students

: the curd of milk pressed for use as food


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