- the fat of the whale and other sea mammals, from which an oil is obtained
- Informal unsightly fat on the human body
Origin of blubberMiddle English blober, a bubble; probably of echoic origin, originally : see bleb
Origin of blubberMiddle English bloberen, to bubble: see blubber
- to say while blubbering
- to wet, disfigure, or swell with weeping
verbblub·bered, blub·ber·ing, blub·bers
- To utter while crying and sobbing.
- To make wet and swollen by weeping.
Origin of blubberMiddle English bluberen to bubble from bluber foam
- The thick layer of fat between the skin and the muscle layers of whales and other marine mammals, from which an oil is obtained.
- Excessive body fat.
- Any of various large jellyfishes.
Origin of blubberMiddle English bluber foam
(third-person singular simple present blubbers, present participle blubbering, simple past and past participle blubbered)