1 the curd of milk separated from the whey and variously prepared as a food
2 a mass or complete cake of this substance
3 any of various substances of similar consistency, etc.
Slang an important person
as alike (or different) as chalk and cheese See →
(Old English cese, from Latin caseus cheese; related to Old Saxon kasi)
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