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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Probably from blob 'bubble' (16-19 centuries), perhaps from the sound made by the lips when producing a bubble

blob

noun
     
blob [countable]
1 a very small round mass of a liquid or sticky substance
blob of
a blob of honey
2 something that cannot be clearly seen, especially because it is far away:
Without a telescope, the comet will look like a fuzzy blob.

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