verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of blubber
Examples from the Web for 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)|Kevin Fallon|February 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And she felt she could not forgive the boy for being the huddled, blubbering object, all wet and snivelled, which he was.The Rainbow|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Here, with a blubbering expression of grief, the poor fellow broke down.Burl|Morrison Heady
They were blubbering and cursing around there like wild people.Wounds in the rain|Stephen Crane
Away with this whimpering, this puling, these blubbering tears, and these wet eyes!
He woke in the cabin before the fire, and found Tom Lennard blubbering hard over him.A Dream of the North Sea|James Runciman
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.