Cream



[kreem] /krim/

noun
1.
the fatty part of milk, which rises to the surface when the liquid is allowed to stand unless homogenized.
2.
a soft solid or thick liquid containing medicaments or other specific ingredients, applied externally for a prophylactic, therapeutic, or cosmetic purpose.
3.
Usually, creams. a soft-centered confection of fondant or fudge coated with chocolate.
4.
a purée or soup containing cream or milk:
cream of tomato soup.
5.
the best part of anything:
the cream of society.
6.
a yellowish white; light tint of yellow or buff.
verb (used without object)
7.
to form cream.
8.
to froth; foam.
9.
Informal. to advance or favor only the wealthiest, most skilled or talented, etc., especially so as to reap the benefits oneself:
Management is creaming by advancing only the most productive workers.
10.
Also, cream one’s jeans. Slang: Vulgar.

verb (used with object)
11.
to work (butter and sugar, or the like) to a smooth, creamy mass.
12.
to prepare (chicken, oysters, vegetables, etc.) with cream, milk, or a cream sauce.
13.
to allow (milk) to form cream.
14.
to skim (milk).
15.
to separate as cream.
16.
to take the cream or best part of.
17.
to use a cosmetic cream on.
18.
to add cream to (tea, coffee, etc.).
19.
Slang.

adjective
20.
of the color cream; cream-colored.
Idioms
21.
cream of the crop, the best or choicest:
a college that accepts only students who are the cream of the crop.
/kriːm/
noun
1.

2.
anything resembling cream in consistency: shoe cream, beauty cream
3.
the best one or most essential part of something; pick: the cream of the bunch, the cream of the joke
4.
a soup containing cream or milk: cream of chicken soup
5.
any of various dishes, cakes, biscuits, etc, resembling or containing cream
6.
a confection made of fondant or soft fudge, often covered in chocolate
7.
cream sherry, a full-bodied sweet sherry
8.

verb
9.
(transitive) to skim or otherwise separate the cream from (milk)
10.
(transitive) to beat (foodstuffs, esp butter and sugar) to a light creamy consistency
11.
(intransitive) to form cream
12.
(transitive) to add or apply cream or any creamlike substance to: to cream one’s face, to cream coffee
13.
(transitive) sometimes foll by off. to take away the best part of
14.
(transitive) to prepare or cook (vegetables, chicken, etc) with cream or milk
15.
to allow (milk) to form a layer of cream on its surface or (of milk) to form such a layer
16.
(transitive) (slang, mainly US & Canadian, Austral) to beat thoroughly
17.
(intransitive) (slang) (of a man) to ejaculate during orgasm
n.

early 14c., creyme, from Old French cresme (13c., Modern French crème) “chrism, holy oil,” blend of Late Latin chrisma “ointment” (from Greek khrisma “unguent;” see chrism) and Late Latin cramum “cream,” which is perhaps from Gaulish. Replaced Old English ream. Re-borrowed 19c. from French as creme. Figurative sense of “most excellent element or part” is from 1580s. Cream-cheese is from 1580s.
v.

mid-15c., “to foam,” from cream (n.). Meaning “to beat, thrash, wreck” is 1929, U.S. colloquial. Related: Creamed; creaming.

cream (krēm)
n.

noun

A white person; paddy: He was a ”cream” in a car full of home boys and bloods from the black projects (1980s+ Black)

verb

Related Terms

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noun

Money

[1990s+ Black teenagers; fr cash rules everything around me]

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