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[bluhb] /blʌb/
a swelling of fresh plasterwork.
Origin of blub
First recorded in 1550-60; variant of blob Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for blub
Historical Examples
  • He says no one has ever seen a Gherkin blub; if they have to, they go and do it somewhere else.

  • Muriel would be sure to blub; Chuck had seen her that morning.


    Dorothy Whitehill
  • Christy got very red and looked as if he was going to blub and said that was all.

    Lost Diaries Maurice Baring
  • Like to see them sitting round in a ring with blub lips, entranced, listening.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • Only kick their souls out of 'em, and they go and blub in the box-rooms.

    Stalky & Co. Rudyard Kipling
  • And the sight of her was too much for James, the footman, who began to blub.

    English Fairy Tales

    Flora Annie Steel
  • When he had shut the study door, in sheer despair of spirit, he laid his head on the table and—Well, did he blub?

    Acton's Feud Frederick Swainson
  • blubber, blub′ėr, n. the fat of whales and other sea animals.

  • And then the water filled her mouth and she went down with a "blub, blub, blub" that sounded most convincing.

  • Number Five dredge trembled, with a wet sucking sound, and settled back into the mud, blubblubblub.

    The Native Soil Alan Edward Nourse
British Dictionary definitions for blub


verb blubs, blubbing, blubbed
(Brit) a slang word for blubber (sense 1), blubber (sense 2), blubber (sense 3)
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Word Origin and History for blub

"fit of weeping," 1894, imitative. As a verb by 1843. Related: Blubbed; blubbing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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