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 smiercase, schmierkase.

Origin of smearcase

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

regional variation note for smearcase

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Example sentences from the Web for smearcase

  • 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