- a milk serum, separating as liquid from the curd after coagulation, as in cheese making.
Origin of whey
before 900; Middle English wheye, Old English hwǣg; cognate with Dutch, Low German wei
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As the whey rises, dip it off with a saucer or a skimming dish.
Pour off the whey from it, and it will be found an excellent and cooling drink.
Milk, cream, curds, whey and cheese enriched the family table.Welsh Fairy Tales
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If you do it too much or too quickly it will whey, and that is not good.The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;
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When it has stood some time, the whey is taken out, and a weight laid at the bottom of the tub to press out the remainder.
- the watery liquid that separates from the curd when the milk is clotted, as in making cheese
Old English hwǣg; related to Middle Low German wei, heie, Dutch hui
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Word Origin and History for whey
Old English hwæg "whey," from Proto-Germanic *khwaja- (cf. Middle Dutch wey, Dutch wei), of unknown origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper