Meaning of “bloater” in the English Dictionary

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"bloater" in British English

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bloaternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbləʊ.tər/ us /ˈbloʊ.t̬ɚ/ UK

Examples from literature

  • At eight o'clock there was breakfast of porridge, bacon and eggs, and bloaters—everybody in the best of spirits. 
  • Bloaters have reached the unprecedented price of sixpence each. 
  • Fish is too expensive for most of them, except fried kippers or bloaters. 
  • Her husband nodded with his mouth full of the best bloater. 
  • She had set down a bloater before the fire for her husband's tea, and had made him a round of toast. 

(Definition of “bloater” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)