Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To weep, especially in such a manner as to swell the cheeks or disfigure the face; burst into a fit of weeping: used chiefly in sarcasm or ridicule.
  • To bubble; foam.
  • To disfigure with weeping.
  • noun A bubble.
  • noun The fat of whales and other cetaceans, from which train-oil is obtained.
  • noun A gelatinous substance; hence, an acaleph or sea-nettle; a medusa.
  • noun [⟨ blubber, v.] The act or state of blubbering: as, to be in a blubber.
  • noun One who blubs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To weep noisily, or so as to disfigure the face; to cry in a childish manner.
  • transitive verb To swell or disfigure (the face) with weeping; to wet with tears.
  • transitive verb To give vent to (tears) or utter (broken words or cries); -- with forth or out.
  • noun A bubble.
  • 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.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A large sea nettle or medusa.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fatty layer of adipose tissue found immediately beneath the epidermis.
  • noun Fatty tissue.
  • 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.
  • verb To make noises or broken words while crying.
  • verb archaic To swell or disfigure (the face) with weeping; to wet with tears.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil
  • noun excess bodily weight
  • verb utter while crying
  • verb cry or whine with snuffling

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume

  • 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.

    Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume

  • Wrap the oogruk flippers in blubber for two weeks until the fur falls off.

    Q&A: A conversation with Nancy Farmer, Author of The Sea Of Trolls

  • At best that loud, fat, smelly walking pile of hu-mon blubber is a capable man beast for filling my food bowl.

    GOD TRIES TO STOP SANDLER/SHANKMAN FILM

  • Internal to the grooved blubber is the muscle tissue of the buccal pouch, and this is unique, containing large amounts of elastin, and consisting of an inner layer of longitudinally arranged muscle bands and an outer layer where the bands are obliquely oriented (Pivorunas 1977).

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  • Internal to the grooved blubber is the muscle tissue of the buccal pouch, and this is unique, containing large amounts of elastin, and consisting of an inner layer of longitudinally arranged muscle bands and an outer layer where the bands are obliquely oriented (Pivorunas 1977).

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  • "A nice piece of blubber from a walrus or some reindeer tallow," said Menie.

    The Eskimo Twins

  • Then into the hollow goes the whalebone, so, tightly coiled, and another piece of blubber is fitted over the whale-bone.

    The Story of Keesh

  • Then into the hollow goes the whalebone, so, tightly coiled, and another piece of blubber is fitted over the whale-bone.

    THE STORY OF KEESH

  • Then into the hollow goes the whalebone, so, tightly coiled, and another piece of blubber is fitted over the whale-bone.

    The Story of Keesh

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  • I misread the WeirdNet definition as "an insulting layer of fat." *needs more coffee*

    April 28, 2008

  • Is someone feeling guilty about their layer of fat?

    May 31, 2008

  • Means "sun" in Dutch.

    July 13, 2009