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cheese eater

noun

, Slang.
  1. an informer; rat.
  2. a person who betrays, denies, or abandons their associates, social group, beliefs, etc.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cheese eater1

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; the sense “informer”; in association of cheese with rat

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Example Sentences

A Greek author has described the Crow as a cheese-eater—but that's a fable.

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