Adjective "blubber" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


The fat of sea mammals, especially whales and seals.
  1. 'In other words, there's more to whales and sharks than blubber and dorsal fins; and the sooner we acknowledge this, the longer we may last in the evolutionary game of snakes-and-ladders.'
  2. 'The name was coined by whalers, who considered the species the ‘right’ whale to hunt because its blubber makes dead whales float, aiding recovery of the carcass.'
  3. 'He was trying to tell me all you get to eat in Japan is raw fish and whale blubber for every meal.'
  4. 'Whale meat and blubber is shared out locally, and a small amount is sold to pay for the upkeep of boats.'
  5. 'The tongue of the whale was regarded as a delicacy, while salted whale blubber could be bought in any French town.'
  6. 'At this point I am taking a coffee break as I retch once again at the thought of whale blubber sitting unhappily in my oesophagus.'
  7. 'They are knee-deep in gelid gray water, with food and clothing, skinned seagulls and whale blubber, sheepskins and oilskins - the ancient flotsam of death at sea - sloshing about them.'
  8. 'But that business is encountering its own problems, specifically a bottleneck in processing seal blubber for nutritional supplements.'
  9. 'The answer is all too mundane: The blobs are old whale blubber.'
  10. 'Because the seal's layer of blubber does not extend to its flippers, veins in the flippers lie close to the surface of the skin, poorly insulated from the ice and cold water.'
  11. 'A word every prep fears, due to the fact they hate seeing a little bit of blubber on anyone, especially themselves.'
  12. 'No, not fat as in gross blubber bouncing around my waist and stuff; it's just that I think I'm about a few pounds heavier than I was when I was really fit in first year.'
  13. 'I decided to do it just because I have lived with a little too much blubber around my middle for my entire life although the rest of me is quite lean and fat-less.'


(of a person's lips) swollen or protruding.
  1. 'He sat down with dignity, answered diplomatically certain mysterious questions about the dames, and applied his blubber lips to a handsome mouthpiece of lemon-coloured amber.'
  2. 'When I looked at his face I saw his blubber lips twitching with the efforts of attempted smile, but he couldn't quite carry it off.'


Cry noisily and uncontrollably; sob.
  1. with direct speech '‘I don't like him,’ blubbered Jonathan'
  2. 'I ate buckwheat noodles with rooster sauce and blubbered about having ‘ruined Passover.’'
  3. 'Bring up their two little girls and I'll probably start blubbering.'
  4. 'Finally, blubbering and whining, the papa bear - triumph of American technology - just gave up.'
  5. 'I burst into tears, blubbering to his retreating form.'
  6. 'After a about another half an hour of crying, blubbering, and her trying to tell me how she felt, she finally fell asleep and I softly moved her head to her pillow.'
  7. 'If you ask me these cry babies are simply looking for their fifteen minutes of fame, but surely there are smarter ways to embarrass yourself than to sit around blubbering in an empty football stadium.'
  8. 'All you do is sob uncontrollably in the fetal position while blubbering, ‘I miss my Nana!’'
  9. 'The same folks blubbering about the reigning obsession with thinness as an insult to fatness are making a disgusting mockery of starving people's plight.'
  10. 'She was crying and blubbering, unable to believe what I was doing.'
  11. 'Now she's blubbering away all over again about something else.'


1. Zoology. the fat layer between the skin and muscle of whales and other cetaceans, from which oil is made.

2. excess body fat.

3. an act of weeping noisily and without restraint. verb (used without object)

4. to weep noisily and without restraint: Stop blubbering and tell me what's wrong. verb (used with object)

5. to say, especially incoherently, while weeping: The child seemed to be blubbering something about a lost ring.

6. to contort or disfigure (the features) with wee

More examples(as adjective)

"outs can be blubber."

"brothers can be blubber."

"boards can be blubber."


Late Middle English: probably symbolic; compare with blob and blubber.