noun Etymology: Irish bainne clabair, from bainne milk + clabair, genitive of clabar sour thick milk Date: 1605 Northern & Midland clabber

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  • Bonnyclabber — Bon ny*clab ber, n. [Ir. bainne, baine, milk + clabar mud, mire.] Coagulated sour milk; loppered milk; curdled milk; sometimes called simply clabber. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bonnyclabber — 1620s (in shortened form clabber), from Mod.Ir. bainne milk (from M.Ir. banne drop, also, rarely, milk ; cognate with Skt. bindu drop ) + claba thick; c.f. Ir., Gael. clabar mud, which sometimes has made its way into English (Yeats, etc.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bonnyclabber — [bän′ē klab΄ər] n. [Ir bainne, milk + clabar, clabber < claba, thick] thickly curdled sour milk …   English World dictionary

  • bonnyclabber — /bon ee klab euhr/, n. Northern and Midland U.S. clabber (def. 1). Also, bonnyclapper /bon ee klap euhr/. [1625 35; < Ir bainne clabair lit., milk of the clapper (i.e., of the churn lid or dasher)] Regional Variation. See clabber. * * * …   Universalium

  • bonnyclabber — noun sour or curdled milk …   Wiktionary

  • bonnyclabber — n. sour and thick milk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bonnyclabber — bon·ny·clab·ber …   English syllables

  • bonnyclabber — bon•ny•clab•ber [[t]ˈbɒn iˌklæb ər[/t]] also bon•ny•clap•per [[t] ˌklæp [/t]] n. dial. coo Midland U.S. clabber 1) • Etymology: 1625–35; < Ir bainne clabair lit., milk of the clapper (i.e., of the churn lid or dasher) …   From formal English to slang

  • bonnyclabber — Milk which has become thick due to being sour …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • bonnyclabber — /ˈbɒniklæbə/ (say boneeklabuh) noun sour, thick milk. {Irish Gaelic bainne clabair, literally, milk of the clabber (i.e. ? the churn dasher) …   Australian English dictionary

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