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adjective Chiefly British Slang.
  1. disgusted; fed up (usually followed by off).
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Origin of cheesed

First recorded in 1940–45; origin obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for cheesed off

cheesed off

  1. (usually postpositive) British slang bored, disgusted, or angry
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Word Origin

C20: from cheese ²
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Word Origin and History for cheesed off



"disgruntled, exasperated," 1941, British slang, origin obscure, connections uncertain. See cheese (n.1), cheese (n.2), cheesy.

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Idioms and Phrases with cheesed off

cheesed off

Angry, fed up, annoyed, as in I'm cheesed off about watering their plants twice a week. This term was originally military slang and sometimes put simply as cheesed. [Slang; mid-1900s]

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