• (GA) IPA: /ˈblʌbɚ/


  1. A fatty layer of adipose tissue found immediately beneath the epidermis.
  2. Fatty tissue.
    Synonyms: adipose tissue
  3. 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.
  4. (obsolete) A bubble.
    • At his mouth a blubber stood of foam.
Translations Translations
  • Italian: pannicolo
  • Russian: во́рвань

blubber (blubbers, present participle blubbering; past and past participle blubbered)

  1. To make noises or broken words while crying.
    • 1918, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, The Outside of the House
      They knew that the wall stood and the house was saved, and old Sam was blubbering over old Captain Joe Dickson lying spent almost to death on the veranda
  2. (archaic, transitive) To swell or disfigure (the face) with weeping; to wet with tears.
    • Dear Cloe, how blubbered is that pretty face!
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify ), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292 ↗:
      [S]he hastily retired, taking with her her little girl, whose eyes were all over blubbered at the melancholy news she heard of Jones, who used to call her his little wife, and not only gave her many playthings, but spent whole hours in playing with her himself.
  • French: chialer, pleurer comme un veau
  • Russian: рыдать
  • Russian: опухать

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