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bloat·er 1

A large mackerel or herring, lightly smoked and salted.

[From obsolete dialectal bloat, a soft, moist cured fish, probably from bloat.]

bloat·er 2

A small whitefish (Coregonus hoyi) of the Great Lakes and the lakes of eastern Canada.


1. (Cookery) a herring, or sometimes a mackerel, that has been salted in brine, smoked, and cured
2. slang Brit a fat or greedy person


(ˈbloʊ tər)

1. a herring or mackerel cured by being salted and briefly smoked and dried.
2. a freshwater cisco, Coregonus hoyi, found in the Great Lakes.
[1825–35; bloat (adj.) (see bloat) + -er1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bloater - large fatty herring lightly salted and briefly smokedbloater - large fatty herring lightly salted and briefly smoked
herring - valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled


[ˈbləʊtəʳ] Narenque m ahumado



[ˈbləʊtəʳ] n (herring) → aringa affumicata; (mackerel) → sgombro affumicato
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Being roused in the morning at the appointed time, and roused with difficulty, after his late fatigues, Quilp instructed Tom Scott to make a fire in the yard of sundry pieces of old timber, and to prepare some coffee for breakfast; for the better furnishing of which repast he entrusted him with certain small moneys, to be expended in the purchase of hot rolls, butter, sugar, Yarmouth bloaters, and other articles of housekeeping; so that in a few minutes a savoury meal was smoking on the board.
But Peggotty said, with greater emphasis than usual, that we must take things as we found them, and that, for her part, she was proud to call herself a Yarmouth Bloater.
No, we are talking about the uptight Skinny Minnies who diet because of a misguided notion that they appear fashionable and gorgeous and about the bloaters who cram doughnuts into their gaping maws because they are gluttons and have no self-control.
Adverts in a copy of the The Mining Journal of 1835 also caught Gareth's attention, such as that for Thorn's potted bloaters - smoked whole herring.
He was fond of bloaters for his tea, and afterwards would wipe the grease off his hands on his hair.
Which fish is used to make kippers, bloaters century, controlled most of Asia Minor until Amy Adams - see Question 9 and rollmops?
why so may children are mini-bloaters who'll grow into full-sized adult bloaters who'll waddle down the street stuffing their faces whatever ghastly fast food they can wrap their trotters around.