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blubber

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verb blub·ber \ˈblə-bər\

Definition of blubber

blubbered

blubbering

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 in a sentence

  1. Oh, stop blubbering, you big baby!

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

Origin and Etymology 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

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 and Etymology of blubber

Middle English bluber bubble, foam, probably of imitative origin


First Known Use: 15th century


BLUBBER Defined for English Language Learners

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blubber

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verb blub·ber \ˈblə-bər\

Definition of blubber for English Language Learners

  • : to cry in a noisy and annoying way


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blubber

noun blub·ber

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

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verb blub·ber \ˈblə-bər\

Definition of blubber for Students

blubbered

blubbering

  1. 1 :  to weep noisily

  2. 2 :  to utter while weeping <“I'm sorry,” he blubbered.>


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blubber

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noun blub·ber

Definition of blubber for Students

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



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