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smearcase

[ smeer-keys ]
/ ˈsmɪərˌkeɪs /
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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 smiercase, schmierkase.

Origin of smearcase

1820–30, Americanism; half translation, half adoption of German Schmierkäse, equivalent to schmier(en) to spread, smear + Käsecheese1
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