Definitions for: Blubber


[n] an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil
[adj] swollen with fat; "blubber cheeks"; "blubber lips"; "a coarse blubbery individual"
[v] cry or whine with snuffling; "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"
[v] utter while crying



Webster (1913) Definition: Blub"ber, n. [See Blobber, Blob, Bleb.]
1. A bubble.

At his mouth a blubber stood of foam. --Henryson.

2. The fat of whales and other large sea animals from which
oil is obtained. It lies immediately under the skin and
over the muscular flesh.

3. (Zo["o]l.) A large sea nettle or medusa.


Blub"ber, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blubbered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Blubbering.]
To weep noisily, or so as to disfigure the face; to cry in a
childish manner.

She wept, she blubbered, and she tore her hair.
--Swift.


Blub"ber, v. t.
1. To swell or disfigure (the face) with weeping; to wet with
tears.

Dear Cloe, how blubbered is that pretty face!
--Prior.

2. To give vent to (tears) or utter (broken words or cries);
-- with forth or out.

Synonyms: blub, blubber out, blubbery, fat, sniffle, snivel, snuffle

See Also: animal oil, cry, mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize, weep

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