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  1. abounding in or resembling blubber; fat.
  2. puffy; swollen: blubbery lips.
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Origin of blubbery

First recorded in 1785–95; blubber + -y1
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Related Words for blubbery

heavy, wide, broad, hard, fat, chunky, massive, effusive, watery, weepy, sad, poignant, weeping, mournful, sorrowful, oily, greasy, compact, firm, squat

Examples from the Web for blubbery

Historical Examples of blubbery

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for blubbery


adjective -ier or -iest
  1. of, containing, or like blubber; fat
  2. weeping or with the face disfigured by weeping
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Word Origin and History for blubbery


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

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