abounding in or resembling blubber; fat.
puffy; swollen: blubbery lips.

Origin of blubbery

First recorded in 1785–95; blubber + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

of, containing, or like blubber; fat
weeping or with the face disfigured by weeping
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for blubbery

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper