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.
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Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 68, No. 417, July, 1850 Various
The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) John McElroy
The Adventurer Cyril M. Kornbluth
Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
to sob without restraint
to utter while sobbing
(transitive) to make (the face) wet and swollen or disfigured by crying
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
(often in combination) swollen or fleshy: blubber-faced, blubber-lips
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.
abounding in or resembling blubber; fat. puffy; swollen: blubbery lips. Historical Examples Sketches New and Old, Part 2. Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Sketches New and Old, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) The Open Question Elizabeth Robins The Argus Pheasant John Charles Beecham Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930 Various Letters to Helen Keith Henderson adjective […]
a strong, leather half boot. a shoe having the vamp and tongue made of one piece and overlapped by the quarters, which lace across the instep. Gebhart Leberecht von [gep-hahrt ley-buh-rekht fuh n] /ˈgɛp hɑrt ˈleɪ bəˌrɛxt fən/ (Show IPA), 1742–1819, Prussian field marshal. Contemporary Examples Barbara Tuchman’s ‘The Guns of August’ Is Still WWI’s […]
a strong, leather half boot. a shoe having the vamp and tongue made of one piece and overlapped by the quarters, which lace across the instep. Historical Examples Humorous Readings and Recitations Various Oliver Twist, Vol. I (of 3) Charles Dickens The World’s Greatest Books, Vol III Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds. Punch, or […]
to shirk. to impose on (someone). an easy task. verb when intr, often foll by on. to scrounge from (someone) (intransitive) to evade work (intransitive) (archaic) to act as a pimp noun a very easy task; undemanding employment v.