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blubber

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verb blub·ber \ˈblə-bər\

Simple Definition of blubber

  • : to cry in a noisy and annoying way

Full Definition of blubber

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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to weep noisily

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to swell, distort, or wet with weeping

  5. 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


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blubber

noun blub·ber

Simple Definition of blubber

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

Full Definition of blubber

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

  2. 2 :  the action of blubbering

Origin of blubber

Middle English bluber bubble, foam, probably of imitative origin


First Known Use: 15th century



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