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  1. a swelling of fresh plasterwork.
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Origin of blub

First recorded in 1550–60; variant of blob
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Related Words for blub

wail, whimper, bawl, weep, howl, moan, sob, groan, sigh, grieve, mourn, complain, fret, blubber, snivel, lament, blub, whale, swell, whine

Examples from the Web for blub

Historical Examples of blub

  • He says no one has ever seen a Gherkin blub; if they have to, they go and do it somewhere else.

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 2, 1914


  • 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.


    James Joyce

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

    Stalky & Co.

    Rudyard Kipling

British Dictionary definitions for blub


verb blubs, blubbing or blubbed
  1. British a slang word for blubber (def. 1), blubber (def. 2), blubber (def. 3)
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Word Origin and History for blub


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

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