Adjective "Whey" definition and examples

(Whey may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


The watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.
  1. 'Overall, the study showed that removal of whey from human milk resulted in less iron uptake.'
  2. 'All are made without the dairy derivatives lactose, butterfat, milk, whey and casein.'
  3. 'It is also a component of the milk in milk chocolate and of whey, an ingredient used in some candies.'
  4. 'Curds and whey are of course bi-products of the cheese making process.'
  5. 'Modular protein products may have a soy, whey, casein, or egg white composition.'
  6. 'Some of the foods that work best for her include protein from egg whites, whey and fish.'
  7. 'Coming soon to the site will be consumer-targeted information on dairy calcium and whey.'
  8. 'While the rest of us are barking at imaginary voices and foaming at the mouth, your mind is sitting on a tuffet eating curds and whey.'
  9. 'Skimmed milk and whey are the other main ingredients, plain water being used instead for purely vegetable brands.'
  10. 'Dry sweet whey is kept for use or sale, while salty whey is removed for waste treatment.'

More definitions

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

More examples(as adjective)

"powders can be whey."

"milks can be whey."

"cures can be whey."


Old English hwæg, hweg, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wei.