clab·​ber ˈkla-bər How to pronounce clabber (audio)
chiefly dialectal
: sour milk that has thickened or curdled

Examples of clabber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For dessert Justice serves ice cream soured with more clabber cream. Mehr Singh, Bon Appétit, 18 July 2022

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Word History


short for bonnyclabber

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clabber was in 1634

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“Clabber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


clab·​ber ˈklab-ər How to pronounce clabber (audio)
chiefly dialect
: sour milk that has thickened or curdled
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