blubber


1blub·ber

verb \ˈblə-bər\

: to cry in a noisy and annoying way

blub·beredblub·ber·ing \ˈblə-b(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of BLUBBER

intransitive verb
:  to weep noisily
transitive verb
1
:  to swell, distort, or wet with weeping
2
:  to utter while weeping

Examples of BLUBBER

  1. Oh, stop blubbering, you big baby!
  2. <the poor child was blubbering because she had fallen and skinned her knee>

Origin of BLUBBER

Middle English blubren to make a bubbling sound, from bluber
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to BLUBBER

Synonyms
bawl, blub [chiefly British], cry, sob, weep

2blubber

noun

: the fat on whales and some other animals that live in the water

Full Definition of BLUBBER

1
a :  the fat of whales and other large marine mammals
b :  excessive fat on the body
2
:  the action of blubbering

Origin of BLUBBER

Middle English bluber bubble, foam, probably of imitative origin
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with BLUBBER

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