Of a dish, product, etc.: containing milk and therefore not allowed to be consumed with or immediately after a meat product; of or relating to such items. Also of a person: that has recently consumed a milk product. Compare fleishig , "pareve".
In plural or as a mass noun. Foodstuffs that contain or derive from milk.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. In some forms from Yiddish milkhik from milkh + -ik.