[cheez-muhng-ger, ‐mong‐]


a merchant who sells cheese and other dairy products.

Origin of cheesemonger

First recorded in 1500–50; cheese1 + monger Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cheesemonger

Historical Examples of cheesemonger

  • In my opinion, the cheesemonger was a fool, and the justice who sided with him was a greater.

    Crotchet Castle

    Thomas Love Peacock

  • After that, Amenda was enabled to visit her cheesemonger without expense.

    Novel Notes

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • In her hand were the letter, and the cheesemonger's bill, which she was about to pay.

    The Quaint Companions

    Leonard Merrick

  • "It's as hard as the hams at the cheesemonger's," said Hunca Munca.

  • The tobacconist should have had a crest, and the cheesemonger a war-cry.

    The Defendant

    G.K. Chesterton

British Dictionary definitions for cheesemonger



a person dealing in cheese, butter, etc
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