{{11}}blubber (n.) late 14c., blober "a bubble, bubbling water; foaming waves," probably echoic of bubbling water. Original notion of "bubbling, foaming" survives in the figurative verbal meaning "to weep, cry" (c.1400). Meaning "whale fat" first attested 1660s; earlier it was used in reference to jellyfish (c.1600) and of whale oil (mid-15c.). As an adjective from 1660s.
{{12}}blubber (v.) late 14c., "to seethe, bubble," from BLUBBER (Cf. blubber) (n.). Meaning "to cry, to overflow with weeping" is from c.1400. Related: Blubbered; blubbering.

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  • Blubber — is a thick layer of vascularized fat found under the skin of all cetaceans, pinnipeds and sirenians.cite web | url= is blubber.htm | title= What is Blubber?] DescriptionLipid rich, collagen fiber laced blubber… …   Wikipedia

  • Blubber — Blub ber, n. [See {Blobber}, {Blob}, {Bleb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A bubble. [1913 Webster] At his mouth a blubber stood of foam. Henryson. [1913 Webster] 2. The fat of whales and other large sea animals from which oil is obtained. It lies… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blubber — Ⅰ. blubber [1] ► NOUN ▪ the fat of sea mammals, especially whales and seals. DERIVATIVES blubbery adjective. ORIGIN originally denoting the foaming of the sea: perhaps symbolic. Ⅱ. blubber [2] …   English terms dictionary

  • Blubber — Blub ber, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blubbered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blubbering}.] To weep noisily, or so as to disfigure the face; to cry in a childish manner. [1913 Webster] She wept, she blubbered, and she tore her hair. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blubber — Blub ber, v. t. 1. To swell or disfigure (the face) with weeping; to wet with tears. [1913 Webster] Dear Cloe, how blubbered is that pretty face! Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. To give vent to (tears) or utter (broken words or cries); with forth or out …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blubber —   [ blʌbə; englisch »Tran«, »Speck«] der, s, Bezeichnung für Walspeck …   Universal-Lexikon

  • blubber — vb *cry, weep, wail, keen, whimper …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • blubber — blubber1 [blub′ər] n. [ME blober, a bubble; prob. of echoic orig.: see BLEB] 1. the fat of the whale and other sea mammals, from which an oil is obtained 2. Informal unsightly fat on the human body blubber2 [blub′ər] vi. [ME bloberen, to bubble:… …   English World dictionary

  • Blubber — Wal Blubber Als Blubber (von engl. blubber: Walspeck, Fischtran) wird die mehrere Zentimeter dicke Fettschicht von Walen und Robben bezeichnet. Da Wale im Gegensatz zu anderen Säugetieren kein Fell besitzen, das sie warm hält, benötigen sie eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • blubber — blub|ber1 [ˈblʌbə US ər] v also blub [blub] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: blubber [i] to make a bubbling sound (14 18 centuries), from blubber bubble ; BLUBBER2] to cry noisily, especially in a way that annoys people blubber 2 blubber2 n [U] [Date:… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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