rat cheese

noun Informal.

inexpensive cheese, especially domestic cheddar.

Nearby words

  1. raster,
  2. rastle,
  3. rastus,
  4. rasure,
  5. rat,
  6. rat claw foot,
  7. rat fink,
  8. rat guard,
  9. rat islands,
  10. rat kangaroo

Origin of rat cheese

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; presumably so called because it is deemed suitable only for rattraps

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