"cheese" Definition

Definitions for the word "cheese" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
1 a food made from curds of milk. B cake of this with rind. 2 conserve with the consistency of soft cheese. cheesy adj. [latin caseus]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. slang
anything good, first-rate in quality, genuine, pleasant, or advantageous, is termed the CHEESE. The _London Guide_, 1818, says it was from some young fellows translating “c’est une autre CHOSE” into “that is another CHEESE.” But the expression CHEESE may be found in the Gipsy vocabulary, and in the Hindostanee and Persian languages. In the last CHIZ means a thing—that is the thing, _i.e._, the CHEESE.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
3. slang
or CHEESE IT (evidently a corruption of _cease_), leave off, or have done; “CHEESE your barrikin,” hold your noise. Term very common.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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