Cheese for sale in a market.



  • A dairy product made from curdled or cultured milk.
  • Any particular variety of cheese.
  • A piece of cheese, especially one moulded into a large round shape during manufacture.
  • A thick variety of jam (fruit preserve), as distinguished from a thinner variety (sometimes called jelly)
  • A substance resembling cream cheese, such as lemon cheese
  • That which is melodramatic, overly emotional, or cliché, i.e. cheesy.
  • Money.
  • In skittles, the roughly ovoid object that is thrown to knock down the skittles.
  • A fastball.
  • A dangerous mixture of black tar heroin and crushed Tylenol PM tablets. The resulting powder resembles grated cheese and is snorted.
  • Smegma.
  • Holed pattern of circuitry to decrease pattern density.
  • A mass of pomace, or ground apples, pressed together in the shape of a cheese.
  • The flat, circular, mucilaginous fruit of the dwarf mallow (Malva rotundifolia (species)) or marshmallow (Althaea officinalis).
  • A low curtsey; so called on account of the cheese shape assumed by a woman's dress when she stoops after extending the skirts by a rapid gyration.
  • Wealth, fame, excellence, importance.
  • The correct thing, of excellent quality; the ticket.


  • To prepare curds for making cheese.
  • To make holes in a pattern of circuitry to decrease pattern density.
  • To smile excessively, as for a camera.
  • To stop; to refrain from.
  • To anger or irritate someone, usually in combination with "off".
  • To use an unsporting tactic; to repeatedly use an attack which is overpowered or difficult to counter.
  • To use an unconventional, all-in strategy to take one's opponent by surprise early in the game (especially for real-time strategy games).


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  • From Middle English chese, from Old English ċīese, specifically the Anglian form ċēse, from Proto-West Germanic *kāsī, borrowed from Latin cāseus. queso.
  • Though commonly claimed to be a borrowing of Persian چیز, the term does not occur earliest in Anglo-Indian sources, but instead is "well recorded in British and Australian sources from the 1840s onwards".
  • Etymology unknown. Possibly an alteration of cease.
  • From cheesy.

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