verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of blubber
Examples from the Web for blubbering
Contemporary Examples of blubbering
From Robert De Niro to Anne Hathaway, Kevin Fallon looks at the nominees who are blubbering their way to a (possible) Oscar.Crying Oscar Nominees: Robert De Niro, Hugh Jackman & More (VIDEO)
February 6, 2013
Historical Examples of blubbering
"Go home and learn your manners," he had shouted at the blubbering boy.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
He was blubbering in her arms, hysterically, as she caressed him.The Adventurer
Cyril M. Kornbluth
Blood admonished him in a whisper, alarmed by the lad's blubbering.Captain Blood
"I am not crying," spluttered Cassy, who was blubbering like a baby.The Paliser case
Why, Mrs. Orville was blubbering like a baby when I entered, but she tried to hush up after a while.Eventide
Word Origin for blubber
c.1400, present participle adjective from blubber (v.). Originally of fountains, springs, etc.; of weeping, from 1580s. As a verbal noun, from 1570s.
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.