Definition of Blubber

1. Verb. Cry or whine with snuffling. "Sam and Sue blubber"; "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"

Exact synonyms: Blub, Sniffle, Snivel, Snuffle
Generic synonyms: Cry, Weep
Derivative terms: Blubberer, Snivel, Sniveling, Sniveller, Snuffle

2. Noun. An insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil.
Generic synonyms: Animal Oil

3. Verb. Utter while crying.
Exact synonyms: Blubber Out
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize

4. Noun. Excess bodily weight. "She disliked fatness in herself as well as in others"

Definition of Blubber

1. n. A bubble.

2. v. i. To weep noisily, or so as to disfigure the face; to cry in a childish manner.

3. v. t. To swell or disfigure (the face) with weeping; to wet with tears.

Definition of Blubber

1. Noun. A fatty layer of adipose tissue found immediately beneath the epidermis. ¹

2. Noun. Fatty tissue. ¹

3. Noun. The thick coat of fat worn by many arctic animals, such as sea lions, and antarctic animals, such as penguins; used to insulate warmth in the animal's body. ¹

4. Verb. To make noises or broken words while crying. ¹

5. Verb. (archaic) To swell or disfigure (the face) with weeping; to wet with tears. ¹

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Definition of Blubber

1. to weep noisily [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Blubber

1. 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. A large sea nettle or medusa. See: Blobber, Blob, Bleb. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blubber

blubber (current term)
blubber finger
blubber out

Literary usage of Blubber

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"The lips are composed almost entirely of blubber, and yield from one to two tons of pure oil each. The tongue is chiefly composed of a soft kind of fat, ..."

2. A Whaling Cruise to Baffin's Bay and the Gulf of Boothia: And an Account of by Albert Hastings Markham, Sherard Osborn (1874)
"Previous to this, however, a strip of blubber, from two to three feet in width, ... A large hole is blubber Spade. then cut in this band of blubber, ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"And at his mouth a blubber stode of feme.—Chaucer. ... At the present day the ordinary application of the verb to blubber is to weep in a noisy manner, ..."

4. Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind and Current Charts by M[atthew] F[ontaine] Maury (1851)
"As this goes aloft the whale rolls over and over, the blubber peeling off rapidly as it rolls ; and as the cuts are made not quite circularly round, ..."

5. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"2 The behaviour of blubber oils and liquid waxes is similar to that of the semi-drying oils. Hence it is convenient to divide the oxidised oils into two ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"After the capture of the animals the blubber is removed and cut into pieces, which are either at once melted down in large boilers on board the vessel or ..."

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