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Definition of "blubber" []

  • To sob noisily. See Synonyms at cry. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter while crying and sobbing. (verb-transitive)
  • To make wet and swollen by weeping. (verb-transitive)
  • A loud sobbing. (noun)
  • The thick layer of fat between the skin and the muscle layers of whales and other marine mammals, from which an oil is obtained. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blubber" in a sentence
  • "But the discerning reader soon realizes that the reason Linda is picked on has nothing to do with her weight although her weight is the subject about which Linda is most sensitive and therefore the subject on which Wendy chooses to focus the majority of her taunts and that the term blubber doesn’t have as much to do with Linda’s size as it does her personality—or lack thereof."
  • "Wrap the oogruk flippers in blubber for two weeks until the fur falls off."
  • "At best that loud, fat, smelly walking pile of hu-mon blubber is a capable man beast for filling my food bowl."