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ˈblʌb ərblub·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blubber(noun)

    an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil

  2. fatness, fat, blubber, avoirdupois(verb)

    excess bodily weight

    "she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others"

  3. snivel, sniffle, blubber, blub, snuffle(verb)

    cry or whine with snuffling

    "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"

  4. blubber, blubber out(verb)

    utter while crying


  1. blubber(Noun)

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

  2. blubber(Noun)

    Fatty tissue.

  3. blubber(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.

  4. blubber(Verb)

    To make noises or broken words while crying.

  5. blubber(Verb)

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

    Dear Cloe, how blubbered is that pretty face! uE000209026uE001 Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blubber(noun)

    a bubble

  2. Blubber(noun)

    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. Blubber(noun)

    a large sea nettle or medusa

  4. Blubber(verb)

    to weep noisily, or so as to disfigure the face; to cry in a childish manner

  5. Blubber(verb)

    to swell or disfigure (the face) with weeping; to wet with tears

  6. Blubber(verb)

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


  1. Blubber

    Blubber is a thick layer of vascularized adipose tissue found under the skin of all cetaceans, pinnipeds and sirenians.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blubber

    blub′ėr, n. the fat of whales and other sea animals.—v.i. to weep effusively.—p.adj. Blubb′ered, of a face swollen with weeping. [M. E. blober, bluber; most likely onomatopœic]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    The useful product of a dead whale. The useless product of a live baby.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. blubber

    The layer of fat in whales between the skin and the flesh, which is flinched or peeled off, and boiled for oil, varying from 10 to 20 inches in thickness. (See SEA-BLUBBER.)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blubber in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blubber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of blubber in a Sentence

  1. Annette Hosoi:

    When the animal is out of the water, blubber can be heavy and cumbersome.

  2. Ken Balcomb:

    The baby was so newborn, it didn’t have blubber. It kept sinking, and the mother would raise it to the surface.

  3. Ken Balcomb:

    Environmental contamination is a serious issue for these whales, and it is exacerbated during times of nutritional stress when their toxic blubber is metabolized to maintain body functions.

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