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.
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

Regional variation note

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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