Blubber



Zoology. the fat layer between the skin and muscle of whales and other cetaceans, from which oil is made.
excess body fat.
an act of weeping noisily and without restraint.
to weep noisily and without restraint:
Stop blubbering and tell me what’s wrong.
to say, especially incoherently, while weeping:
The child seemed to be blubbering something about a lost ring.
to contort or disfigure (the features) with weeping.
disfigured with blubbering; blubbery:
She dried her blubber eyes.
fatty; swollen; puffed out (usually used in combination):
thick, blubber lips; blubber-faced.
Contemporary Examples

Ladies’ Night Stanley Crouch March 28, 2009

Historical Examples

Olof Krarer, The Esquimaux Lady Olof Krarer
The Frozen Pirate W. Clark Russell
The Arctic Whaleman Lewis Holmes
The Beach of Dreams H. De Vere Stacpoole
True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World Adolphus W. Greely
Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
Love of Life Jack London
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
Sea Stories Various

verb
to sob without restraint
to utter while sobbing
(transitive) to make (the face) wet and swollen or disfigured by crying
noun
a thick insulating layer of fatty tissue below the skin of aquatic mammals such as the whale: used by man as a source of oil
(informal) excessive and flabby body fat
the act or an instance of weeping without restraint
(Austral) an informal name for jellyfish
adjective
(often in combination) swollen or fleshy: blubber-faced, blubber-lips
n.
v.
blubber
(blŭb’ər)
The thick layer of fat between the skin and the muscle layers of whales and other marine mammals. It insulates the animal from heat loss and serves as a food reserve.

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