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blubber

verb blub·ber \ ˈblə-bər \

Definition of blubber

blubbered; blubbering play \ˈblə-b(ə-)riŋ\
intransitive verb
:to weep noisily
transitive verb
1 :to swell, distort, or wet with weeping
2 :to utter while weeping

Examples of blubber in a Sentence

  1. Oh, stop blubbering, you big baby!

  2. the poor child was blubbering because she had fallen and skinned her knee

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Origin and Etymology of blubber

Middle English blubren to make a bubbling sound, from bluber

blubber Synonyms

Synonyms
bawl, blub [chiefly British], cry, sob, weep
Related Words
greet [Scottish], grieve, keen, lament, mourn; howl, scream, squall, wail, yowl; bleat, mewl, pule, whimper, whine; sniffle, snivel; groan, moan, sigh

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blubber

noun

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

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Origin and Etymology of blubber

Middle English bluber bubble, foam, probably of imitative origin


BLUBBER Defined for English Language Learners

blubber

verb

Definition of blubber for English Language Learners

  • : to cry in a noisy and annoying way


blubber

noun

Definition of blubber for English Language Learners

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


BLUBBER Defined for Kids

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blubber

verb blub·ber \ ˈblə-bər \

Definition of blubber for Students

blubbered; blubbering
1 :to weep noisily
2 :to utter while weeping
  • “I'm sorry,” he blubbered.

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blubber

noun

Definition of blubber for Students

:the fat of various sea mammals (as whales and seals) from which oil can be obtained


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