Definition of whey
: the watery part of milk that is separated from the coagulable part or curd especially in the process of making cheese and that is rich in lactose, minerals, and vitamins and contains lactalbumin and traces of fat
wheylikeplay \ˈhwā-ˌlīk, ˈwā-\ adjective
Examples of whey in a Sentence
The curd has separated from the whey.
Origin and Etymology of whey
Middle English, from Old English hwæg; akin to Middle Dutch wey whey
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
WHEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of whey for English Language Learners
: the watery part of milk that forms after the milk becomes thick and sour
WHEY Defined for Kids
Definition of whey for Students
: the watery part that separates from the curd after milk sours and thickens
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