- a mild, cheddar-type cheese that is softer and more open in texture than standard cheddar.
Origin of colby
First recorded in 1940–45; apparently after a proper name
Also called colby cheese.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for colby
“It is totally irrelevant to the race,” said Sandy Maisel, a professor of government at Colby College, in Waterville, Maine.America’s First Post-Gay Governor
October 24, 2014
Full integration, Colby argues, requires far more than policies like busing and affirmative action.
As Colby notes, it was a colossal failure, and not because of Republican opposition.
The lessons Colby Buzzell learned studying abroad with the Army paid off back home on campus.From the Iraq Desert to the Campus Green, Some Things Remain the Same
November 13, 2012
Only a handful of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans found their way to a job fair intended for them, reports Colby Buzzell.In the Shit: Despite Noble Effort, Jobs and Vets Elude Each Other in Detroit
July 1, 2012
Mrs. Diggs, Mrs. Dietrick, Mrs. Colby and others supported this view.
Both branches of the Legislature invited Mrs. Colby to address them.
What do you say if we ask Colonel Colby for permission to go out.
I shall mention the fact of your being late to Colonel Colby.
"I cannot agree with that opinion," returned Colonel Colby coldly.
- (sometimes not capital) NZ a type of mild-tasting hard cheese
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012