see also: Cheese
Pronunciation Noun


  1. (uncountable) A dairy product made from curdled or cultured milk.
  2. (countable) Any particular variety of cheese.
  3. (countable) A piece of cheese, especially one moulded into a large round shape during manufacture.
  4. (uncountable, colloquial) That which is melodramatic, overly emotional, or cliché, i.e. cheesy.
  5. (uncountable, slang) Money.
  6. (countable, UK) In skittles, the roughly ovoid object that is thrown to knock down the skittles.
  7. (uncountable, slang, baseball) A fastball.
  8. (uncountable, slang) A dangerous mixture of black tar heroin and crushed Tylenol PM tablets. The resulting powder resembles grated cheese and is snorted.
  9. (vulgar, slang) Smegma.
  10. (technology) Holed pattern of circuitry to decrease pattern density.
    • 2006, US Patent 7458053, International Business Machines Corporation
      It is known in the art to insert features that are electrically inactive (“fill structures”) into a layout to increase layout pattern density or and to remove features from the layout (“cheese structures”) to decrease layout pattern density.
  11. A mass of pomace, or ground apples, pressed together in the shape of a cheese.
  12. The flat, circular, mucilaginous fruit of the dwarf mallow (Malva rotundifolia) or marshmallow (Althaea officinalis).
  13. 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.
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Antonyms Translations Translations Translations Verb

cheese (cheeses, present participle cheesing; past and past participle cheesed)

  1. To prepare curds for making cheese.
  2. (technology) To make holes in a pattern of circuitry to decrease pattern density.
  3. (slang) To smile excessively, as for a camera.
  1. (photography) Said while being photographed, to give the impression of smiling.
    Say "cheese"! ... and there we are!
Translations Noun

cheese (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Wealth, fame, excellence, importance.
  2. (slang, dated, British India) The correct thing, of excellent quality; the ticket.
    These cheroots are the real cheese.

cheese (cheeses, present participle cheesing; past and past participle cheesed)

  1. (slang) To stop; to refrain from.
    Cheese it, the cops!
  2. (slang) To anger or irritate someone, usually in combination with "off".
    All this waiting around is really cheesing me off.

cheese (cheeses, present participle cheesing; past and past participle cheesed)

  1. (video games) To use an unsporting tactic; to repeatedly use an attack which is overpowered or difficult to counter.
    You can cheese most of the game using certain exploits.
  2. (video games) To use an unconventional, all-in strategy to take one's opponent by surprise early in the game (especially for real-time strategy games).
  • (use a surprise all-in strategy early in a game) rush, zerg

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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