One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Cheese imported by the British government for sale in Britain to help relieve food shortages caused by the First World War (now rare).
2US informal cheese provided by the United States government processed from surplus stocks and distributed to people in receipt of certain welfare benefits; also in extended use, representing welfare benefits in general.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Scotsman.
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