Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[blob] /blɒb/
a globule of liquid; bubble.
a small lump, drop, splotch, or daub:
A blob of paint marred the surface.
an object, especially a large one, having no distinct shape or definition:
a blob on the horizon.
a dull, slow-witted, and uninteresting person.
verb (used with object), blobbed, blobbing.
to mark or splotch with blobs.
Origin of blob
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; apparently expressive formation Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for blob
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The operator manipulated the controls and the blob began to overtake the dot.

    The Leech Phillips Barbee
  • "I wish I didn't have such a blob of a nose," she said ruefully.

    Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman

    Emma Speed Sampson
  • The heart of one was a blob of mud, which gave off a most baleful vapour.

    Tropic Days E. J. Banfield
  • It was half-past eight by the church clock, the face of which was a blob of brightness.

    Meg's Friend

    Alice Abigail Corkran
  • He couldn't reach Casker, on the other side of the gigantic sphere of blob.

    One Man's Poison Robert Sheckley
  • "Now he's goin' 'ome again," as the blob of yellow collapsed once more.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • He then blob blob blobbered, and gog gog goggled, till he choked with words and passion, and then sot down.

    The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • Then the blood has rushed into my face—head and ears become as hot as fire, and the tip of my tongue swollen into a blob of blood.

    The Irish at the Front Michael MacDonagh
British Dictionary definitions for blob


a soft mass or drop, as of some viscous liquid
a spot, dab, or blotch of colour, ink, etc
a indistinct or shapeless form or object
a slang word for condom
verb blobs, blobbing, blobbed
(transitive) to put blobs, as of ink or paint, on
Derived Forms
blobby, adjective
Word Origin
C15: perhaps of imitative origin; compare bubble
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for blob

"drop, globule," 1725, from a verb meaning "to make or mark with blobs" (early 15c.), perhaps related to bubble. The same word was used 16c. in a sense "bubble, blister."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for blob



  1. A mistake (1900+ Students)
  2. A mass of viscous matter; an amorphous portion; gob (1700s+)
  3. A useless person; an oaf or wimp: she is such a blob after work/ blobs into video games
  4. A very overweight person: Get that blob off my couch


: He blobbed the second question

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for blob

Word Value for blob

Scrabble Words With Friends