Green’s Dictionary of Slang

cheesed (off) adj.

[? euph. for pissed off adj.; earlier Liverpool excl. cheese off!, run away! stop irritating me!]

miserable, annoyed, fed up.

[UK]Burnley Exp. 5 Mar. 2/6: There are three degrees of dejection. The first is the stage of being browned off,’ the second of being ‘brassed off,’ and the third, which means that there no hope for you, of being ‘completely cheesed’.
[UK]G. Kersh Nine Lives Bill Nelson 10: Two people, both cheesed off, are better than one.
[NZ]J. Henderson Gunner Inglorious (1974) 80: Finally one Kiwi, cheesed off with all the arguing, volunteered to cook.
[UK]P. Larkin letter 7 Apr. in Thwaite Sel. Letters (1992) 115: I sympathise very much with your cheesed-off state.
[UK]F. Norman Bang To Rights 37: I was cheesed off up to the eyebrows.
[UK]A. Sinclair My Friend Judas (1963) 90: I didn’t want to talk about it. I was cheesed.
[UK]F. Norman Guntz 48: I got a bit cheesed off with not talking to anyone.
[Aus]B. Humphries Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 94: Cripes am I cheesed.
[Can]J. Mandelkau Buttons 32: I was thoroughly cheesed off with the way things were happening.
[Aus]D. Maitland Breaking Out 127: Old Blooch got a bit cheesed off after a few years.
[Aus]B. Humphries Traveller’s Tool 67: Since the B.F.F. is only for pill-heads and Grade A turps-nudgers, I was pretty cheesed off.
[UK]K. Lette Llama Parlour 115: Still, I couldn’t get too cheesed-off with him.
[UK]Guardian 19 July 16: Thoroughly cheesed off, and beginning to rage.
[UK]Indep. Rev. 21 Oct. 3: We say ‘cheesed off’ to mean ‘fed up’.
[UK]Indep. Rev. 4 Jan. 10: They are noticeably cheesed off about my salary demands.
[US]New Yorker 12 Aug. 🌐 Hillary-supporting women who are still mightily cheesed off that Obama beat their candidate.
[SA]IOL News (Western Cape) 25 Oct. 🌐 [headline] Cheesed-off farmers target minister.