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nounChiefly North Midland U.S.
  1. any soft cheese suitable for spreading or eating with a spoon, especially a sour cottage cheese.

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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Words Nearby smearcase Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use smearcase in a sentence

  • If old smearcase continues to fool away his hard-earned wealth in that manner, his friends ought to buy an injunction on his will!

    The Humors of Falconbridge | Jonathan F. Kelley
  • In America cottage cheese is also called pot, Dutch and smearcase.

    The Complete Book of Cheese | Robert Carlton Brown