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[bluhb-uh-ree] /ˈblʌb ə ri/
abounding in or resembling blubber; fat.
puffy; swollen:
blubbery lips.
Origin of blubbery
First recorded in 1785-95; blubber + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is too smooth and blubbery; it reads like buttermilk gurgling from a jug.

    Sketches New and Old, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • She had forgotten the third person for the moment, forgotten that Julia, too, professed to like things "blubbery."

    The Open Question Elizabeth Robins
  • The blubbery folds under his chin crimsoned with his cheeks in complacent self-esteem.

    The Argus Pheasant John Charles Beecham
  • These were azornacks, mild-tempered vegetarians whose only defense lay in their thick, blubbery hides.

  • Occasionally she sighs deeply, with that blubbery, spluttery noise that all horses make when they sigh.

    Letters to Helen Keith Henderson
  • It is too smooth and blubbery; it reads like butter milk gurgling from a jug.

    Sketches New and Old, Part 2. Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for blubbery


adjective -ier, -iest
of, containing, or like blubber; fat
weeping or with the face disfigured by weeping
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for blubbery

1791, from blubber (n.) + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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