whey

[ hwey, wey ]
/ ʰweɪ, weɪ /

noun

a milk serum, separating as liquid from the curd after coagulation, as in cheese making.

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of whey

before 900; Middle English wheye,Old English hwǣg; cognate with Dutch, Low German wei

OTHER WORDS FROM whey

wheylike, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for whey

British Dictionary definitions for whey

whey
/ (weɪ) /

noun

the watery liquid that separates from the curd when the milk is clotted, as in making cheese

Derived forms of whey

wheyey, wheyish or wheylike, adjective

Word Origin for whey

Old English hwǣg; related to Middle Low German wei, heie, Dutch hui
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012