verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of blubber
Examples from the Web for blubber
Scott does not come off as a conventionally conceived gigglebox made of blubber.
The blubber is esteemed the most delicate part; but even the skin is eaten, although it requires much cooking in the oven.Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John MacGillivray
They subsisted on shell fish, putrid whale's blubber, or a few tasteless berries and fungi.An Introduction to the History of Science|Walter Libby
Petersen saw and fired a shot into a narwhal, which brought the blubber out.In the Arctic Seas|Francis Leopold McClintock
Word Origin for blubber
late 14c., blober "a bubble, bubbling water; foaming waves," probably echoic of bubbling water. Original notion of "bubbling, foaming" survives in the figurative verbal meaning "to weep, cry" (c.1400). Meaning "whale fat" first attested 1660s; earlier it was used in reference to jellyfish (c.1600) and of whale oil (mid-15c.). As an adjective from 1660s.
late 14c., "to seethe, bubble," from blubber (n.). Meaning "to cry, to overflow with weeping" is from c.1400. Related: Blubbered; blubbering.