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bonnyclabber

[bon-ee-klab-er] /ˈbɒn iˌklæb ər/
noun
1.
Northern and Midland U.S. clabber (def 1).
Also, bonnyclapper
[bon-ee-klap-er] /ˈbɒn iˌklæp ər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Irish bainne clabair literally, milk of the clapper (i.e., of the churn lid or dasher)
Regional variation note
See clabber.
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Word Origin and History for bonny clabber

bonnyclabber

n.

1620s (in shortened form clabber), from Modern Irish bainne "milk" (from Middle Irish banne "drop," also, rarely, "milk"; cognate with Sanskrit bindu- "drop") + claba "thick;" cf. Irish and Gaelic clabar "mud," which sometimes has made its way into English (Yeats, etc.).

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