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clabber

noun

verb

Etymology summary

Irish and Gaelic clabar "mud". Often short for "bonnyclabber".
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Clabber

a four player trick-taking card game that is played in Southwestern Indiana, near Evansville, IN. Clabber is a member of the Jack-Nine family of card games that are popular in Europe. The game is a four player variation of Klaberjass, which was brought... (43 of 1693 words, 1 image)

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Clabber (disambiguation)

may refer to: Clabber, a card game | Clabber (food), a food made of curdled milk | Clabber (horse), a race horse | Clabber Girl, a brand of baking powder | Clabbers, a variation of Scrabble (32 of 75 words, 5 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

clabber

curdled milk | to curdle (4 of 270 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/clabber

Oxford Dictionary:

clabber

[United States] : milk that has naturally clotted on souring. | curdle or cause to curdle (15 of 62 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

clabber | bonnyclabber [northern United States, middle United States, sense-specific] | bonnyclapper [northern United States, middle United States, sense-specific] | lobbered milk [north-inland United States] | thick milk [Hudson Valley, north-middle United States] | clobber [sense-specific]

[middle United States, southern United States] : milk that has soured and thickened; curdled milk. | [milk] to curdle; to become thick in souring. (23 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

clabber | clabbered [past tense] | clabbering [present participle] | clabbers [3rd-person singular present] | thick milk [regional, sense-specific]

[southern United States, middle United States, western United States] Sour, curdled milk. | To curdle. (14 of 28 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

clabber [dialect]

sour milk that has thickened or curdled (7 of 28 words, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

clabber

thickly curdled sour milk; bonnyclabber | to curdle (7 of 18 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

clabber | clabbered [past tense] | clabbering [present participle] | clabbers [3rd-person singular present] | clauber [sense-specific]

sour or curdled milk | wet clay or mud | to sour or curdle milk (13 of 18 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

clabber [regional] | clabber milk

sour milk that has curdled (5 of 35 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597549​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

clabber

First use: 1824

Origin: Irish and Gaelic clabar "mud". Often short for "bonnyclabber".

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Oxford Dictionary:

clabber

First use: early 19th century

Origin: shortening of "bonny clabber"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/clabber

Wiktionary:

clabber | clabbered [past tense] | clabbering [present participle] | clabbers [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Goidelic clàbar or Irish clábar ("mud").

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New World Dictionary:

clabber

Origin: Irish clabar from claba, thick

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Merriam-Webster:

clabber [dialect]

First use: 1634

Origin: short for bonnyclabber

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bonnyclabber

First use: 1605

Origin: Irish bainne clabair, from bainne milk + clabair, genitive of clabar sour thick milk

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American Heritage Dictionary:

clabber | clabbered [past tense] | clabbering [present participle] | clabbers [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Short for "bonnyclabber".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/clabber

bonnyclabber [New England & Central Atlantic U.S]

Origin: Irish Gaelic bainne clabair: bainne, milk (from Middle Irish, drop, milk, from Old Irish bannae, ... (15 of 25 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

clabber [regional]

First use: Early 19th century

Origin: Shortening of bonnyclabber from Irish bainne clabair "thick milk for churning"

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Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

clabber

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "clabber"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "clabber"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "clabber" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

clabber | clabbered [past tense] | clabbering [present participle] | clabbers [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "clabber"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

clabber

Audio: North American pronunciation of "clabber"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=clabbe​01 word=clabber

YourDictionary Audio:

clabber

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "clabber" by speech synthesizer

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