smearcase

[ smeer-keys ]
/ ˈsmɪərˌkeɪs /

noun Chiefly North Midland U.S.

any soft cheese suitable for spreading or eating with a spoon, especially a sour cottage cheese.

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Also smier·case, schmierkase.

Origin of smearcase

1820–30, Americanism; half translation, half adoption of German Schmierkäse, equivalent to schmier(en) to spread, smear + Käse cheese1

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Example sentences from the Web for smear-case

  • There was smear-case too, milk gravy and sauce made of English currants.

    Vandemark's Folly|Herbert Quick
  • The man held a knife-load of smear-case in front of his mouth, and grunted.

    Stories of the Foot-hills|Margaret Collier Graham