Definition of clabber in English:

clabber

noun

US
  • Milk that has naturally clotted on souring.

    • ‘Southerners preferred corn dodgers or pone and pork and clabber rather than Yankee beef.’

verb

US
  • Curdle or cause to curdle.

    • ‘My mother made cottage cheese from the sour (clabbered) milk.’
    • ‘Silky smoked salmon is garnished with clabbered cream, shaved fennel, caperberries, microgreens, and a stack of warm, ethereal buckwheat blinis.’
    • ‘At the Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station, specialties such as fromage blanc (tangy, soft, and spreadable) and fresh clabbered cottage cheese are made from organic milk.’
    bad, gone bad, off, gone off, turned, curdled, fermented, rancid
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Origin

Early 19th century: shortening of bonny clabber.

Pronunciation

clabber

/ˈklabər/