cheese
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English chese, from Old English cēse, from Latin caseus cheese Date: before 12th century 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
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II. transitive verb (cheesed; cheesing) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1811 to put an end to ; stop III. noun Etymology: perhaps from Hindi cīz & Urdu chīz thing, from Persian chīz Date: 1920 slang someone important

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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