What's the blob

blob

Klecks (German) [edit]

Noun, m[To edit]

[1] a blobKetchup on a towel

Word separation:

Blob, plural: blob · se

Pronunciation:

IPA: [klɛks]
Audio samples: blob (Info)
Rhymes: -ɛks

Meanings:

[1] colloquial: small amount of a pasty or viscous substance
[2] Stain caused by a pasty or liquid substance

Origin:

attested since the 18th century; older form Blob attested since the 16th century; this to the verb blob educated[1][2]

Synonyms:

[1] No brainer
[2] stain

Sub-terms:

[2] Blot of paint, blot of ink

Examples:

[1] I want another one blob Jam on the bun.
[1] There has to be one more blob Cream on it!
[1] "The Blobswhich he did with it, he dabbed open with a corner of the blotting paper. "[3]
[2] Now I have one blob on the blouse.
[2] Look, there are louder here Blobs on the tablecloth.

Characteristic word combinations:

[1, 2] make a blob

Word formations:

blotch, blotchography

Translations [edit]

References and further information:

[2] Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm: German dictionary. 16 volumes in 32 sub-volumes. Leipzig 1854–1961 "Klecks"
[1, 2] Digital dictionary of the German language "Klecks"
[1, 2] University of Leipzig: Vocabulary portal "Blob"
[1, 2] The Free Dictionary "blob"

Swell:

  1. Duden editorial team (editor): Duden, the dictionary of origin. Etymology of the German language. In: The Duden in twelve volumes. 4th edition. Volume 7, Dudenverlag, Mannheim / Leipzig / Vienna / Zurich 2006, ISBN 978-3-411-04074-2, page 411.
  2. Friedrich Kluge, edited by Elmar Seebold: Etymological dictionary of the German language. 24th, revised and expanded edition. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2001, ISBN 978-3-11-017473-1, DNB 965096742 page 494.
  3. Walter Kempowski: Reprehensible & Wolff. A bourgeois novel. CW Niemeyer, Hameln 1991, ISBN 3-87585-911-1, page 44. The book was first published in 1971.

Similar words (German):

written and / or pronounced similarly:No brainer, cookie