• synonyms


noun (often initial capital letter)
  1. a mild, cheddar-type cheese that is softer and more open in texture than standard cheddar.
Show More

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

Contemporary Examples of colby

Historical Examples of colby

British Dictionary definitions for colby


  1. (sometimes not capital) NZ a type of mild-tasting hard cheese
Show More
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