cheesed off

cheesed

[cheezd]
adjective Chiefly British Slang.
disgusted; fed up (usually followed by off ).

Origin:
1940–45; origin obscure

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cheesed off
 
adj
slang (Brit) (usually postpositive) bored, disgusted, or angry
 
[C20: from cheese²]

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Word Origin & History

cheese
O.E. cyse, from W.Gmc. *kasjus, from L. caseus "cheese," from PIE base *kwat- "to ferment, become sour." Earliest refs. would be to compressed curds of milk used as food; pressed or molded cheeses with rinds are 14c. As a photographer's word to make subjects hold a smile, it is attested from 1930, but
in a reminiscence of schoolboy days, which suggests an earlier use. To make cheeses was a schoolgirls' amusement (1835) of wheeling rapidly so one's petticoats blew out in a circle then dropping down so they came to rest inflated and resembling a wheel of cheese; hence, used figuratively for "a deep curtsey."
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cheesed off definition


  1. mod.
    angry; disgusted. : Clare was really cheesed off at the butler.
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cheesed off

Angry, fed up, annoyed, as in I'm cheesed off about watering their plants twice a week. This term was originally military slang and sometimes put simply as cheesed. [Slang; mid-1900s]

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