Definitions

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  • noun slang A person from Wisconsin.
  • noun slang A fan of the Green Bay Packers (an American football team of Wisconsin), some of whom wear foam hats shaped like wedges of cheese.

Etymologies

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cheese +‎ head, in reference to Wisconsin's cheese production.

Examples

  • I'm a cheesehead from the Badger State, where some would say ice fishing is great.

    Florida Keys Swordfish Limerick Contest

  • In Green Bay, Wisconsin, a Packers fan wearing a so-called cheesehead sits in the stands during the football team's annual shareholders meeting.

    CNN Transcript Jul 25, 2007

  • If I lose, I have to wear the cheesehead, which is no problem for me -- I find it very comfortable.

    Press Briefing By Hhs Secretary On Health Care Fraud

  • Meet "100 percent Cheese-Free," a Nordic hero with such fervor for the Vikings and such enmity for the archrival Green Bay Packers and their "cheesehead" followers that he enjoys rock-star status here as he leaves a downtown hotel for a recent game against the struggling Arizona Cardinals.

    'Cheese-Free' a Vikings fan loyal to the extreme

  • That was a great moment for the team's famous "cheesehead" fans and anyone who admires those who wear fake cheese triangles as hats.

    The Guardian World News

  • The precocious kid who grew up in De Pere, Wis., a self-described rural "cheesehead" cherishing his football card collection thought he was leaving a voice mail on that quiet, offseason holiday weekend 18 years ago.

    Brownsville Herald :

  • As a native Wisconsinite and self-proclaimed "cheesehead," I don't really understand the difficulty of this decision.

    Bwog

  • The precocious kid who grew up in De Pere, Wis., a self-described rural "cheesehead" cherishing his football card collection thought he was leaving a voice mail on that quiet, offseason holiday weekend 18 years ago.

    The Seattle Times

  • Manager drinks out a toilet-shaped coffee mug; Todd puts a "cheesehead" hat on and the employees laugh.]

    Shakesville

  • Unless you're serving reduced-fat bratwurst or canceling snowmobiling season, you won't frighten a cheesehead.

    You Can't Spook Cheeseheads

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