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  1. nu
  2. nur
  3. nurl
  4. nub
  5. nubile
  6. nubblier
  7. nubble
  8. nubbier
  9. niger
  10. nib
  11. nibble
  12. nibbler
  13. nirl
  14. nil
  15. nie
  16. ne
  17. neb
  18. lug
  19. luge
  20. luger
  21. lubber
  22. lube
  23. lung
  24. lunge
  25. lunger
  26. lungi
  27. lungie
  28. lunier
  29. lune
  30. lur
  31. luring
  32. lurgi
  33. lure
  34. li
  35. lig
  36. ligne
  37. ligure
  38. liger
  39. lib
  40. liber
  41. libber
  42. lie
  43. lieu
  44. lien
  45. lier
  46. lin
  47. ling
  48. linger
  49. line
  50. liner
  51. lire
  52. leu

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blubber

verb

blub·​ber


| \ˈblə-bər

\

blubbered;
blubbering\ ˈblə-​b(ə-​)riŋ

\

Definition of blubber 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to weep noisily

transitive verb

1

: to swell, distort, or wet with weeping

2

: to utter while weeping

blubber

noun

Definition of blubber (Entry 2 of 2)

1a

: the fat of whales and other large marine mammals


b

: excessive fat on the body

2

: the action of blubbering






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Synonyms for blubber

Synonyms: Verb

bawl , blub [ chiefly British ] , cry , sob , weep

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Examples of blubber in a Sentence

Verb


Oh, stop blubbering, you big baby!


the poor child was blubbering because she had fallen and skinned her knee

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb


As the humans blubbered and begged for their lives, the bots turned them into target practice, used their corpses to set up ambushes to create more corpses, and hanged them only after the slow torment of a monologue.

David Sims, The Atlantic, “Westworld: ‘Everything Is Code’,” 22 Apr. 2018



And over the last 24 hours, there’s been loads of excitement:
Team USA’s nail-biting final curling match against Sweden left four-time Olympian John Shuster a blubbering mess after leading his team to gold.


Kathryn Lundstrom, SI.com, “Saturday Daily Olympic Digest: A New Definition of ‘Shustering’,” 24 Feb. 2018



Burning: Songs like Burning are the reason why casual listeners turn to Sam Smith’s music, looking for three-minute exercises in emotional manipulation that renders you a blubbering mess.

Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, “Sam Smith’s ‘The Thrill of It All’: Ranking the album’s saddest songs,” 2 Nov. 2017



DeeDee Magno Hall’s Diana also is capable of reducing audience members — first timers or not — to blubbering wrecks with her searching fragility and voice like warm honey.

Margaret Gray, latimes.com, “At East West Players, the gut-wrenching emotion of ‘Next to Normal’ transcends race,” 26 May 2017



This explains why most, so far, appear to be playing along with Trump—espousing a patriotic duty to work with the administration while blubbering platitudes about cooperation and listening and being stewards of the economy.

Vanityfair.com, VanityFair.com, “Will Wall Street Turn on Trump?,” 25 Jan. 2017



This explains why most, so far, appear to be playing along with Trump—espousing a patriotic duty to work with the administration while blubbering platitudes about cooperation and listening and being stewards of the economy.

William D. Cohan, The Hive, “Will Wall Street Turn on Trump?,” 25 Jan. 2017


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The scientists, armed with foot-long knives that look like miniature pirate swords, slice through blubber, peeling the flesh off in sheets.

Matt Simon, WIRED, “The Messy, Malodorous Mystery of the Dead 60-Foot Whale,” 31 May 2018



The intestines, lungs and meat are distributed to people along with the skin and blubber.

Anchorage Daily News, “Kivalina enjoys rare beluga whale harvest,” 7 July 2018



The sea otters, unique among marine mammals, are more fur than blubber, so sharks typically only take a test bite and move on.

Washington Post, “Sea otters rebound but struggle to regain historic range,” 18 May 2018



Higher levels of the hormone progesterone in the blubber showed that an average of 63.5 percent of those females were pregnant when sampled.

Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, “Antarctica’s Waters May Soon Harbor a Boom of Baby Humpback Whales,” 5 May 2018



There will be an interactive station to explain how blubber keeps polar bears warm in the extreme cold.

Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Milwaukee zoo’s polar bear will usher in spring and family activities at Groundhog Day event,” 26 Jan. 2018



The animals often travel beneath sea ice, ranging between Russia and Canada, with massive heads for ramming openings in ice and a foot-thick layer of insulating blubber.

Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, “Bowhead whales, dwellers of icy seas, enjoy steady growth off Alaska in the age of climate change,” 13 May 2018



My guess is better men, but Limbaugh—a walking blubber suit of white male tears—wouldn’t know much about that.

Anne Branigin, The Root, “University of Texas Campaign Around Healthy Masculinity Plunges Conservative Outlets Deep Into Their Feelings,” 1 May 2018



In addition to packing on blubber and fur, mammals living in water got bigger to prevent heat loss.

Sara Sneath, NOLA.com, “Why are marine mammals so big? Louisiana experts answer,” 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of blubber

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for blubber

Verb

Middle English blubren to make a bubbling sound, from bluber

Noun

Middle English bluber bubble, foam, probably of imitative origin

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blubber

verb

English Language Learners Definition of blubber

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to cry in a noisy and annoying way

blubber

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blubber (Entry 2 of 2)

: the fat on whales and some other animals that live in the water

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blubber

verb

blub·​ber


| \ˈblə-bər

\

blubbered;
blubbering

Kids Definition of blubber

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1

: to weep noisily

2

: to utter while weeping

“I’m sorry,” he blubbered.

blubber

noun

Kids Definition of blubber (Entry 2 of 2)

: the fat of various sea mammals (as whales and seals) from which oil can be obtained

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