There are 2 definitions of blubber in English:

blubber1

Syllabification: blub·ber
Pronunciation: /ˈbləbər
 
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noun

  • 1The fat of sea mammals, especially whales and seals.
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    • Fish oil supplements are derived from a variety of sources, including mackerel, herring, tuna, salmon, cod liver, halibut, whale blubber and seal blubber.
    • The name was coined by whalers, who considered the species the ‘right’ whale to hunt because its blubber makes dead whales float, aiding recovery of the carcass.
    • The answer is all too mundane: The blobs are old whale blubber.
  • 1.1 informal derogatory Excessive human fat.
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    • A word every prep fears, due to the fact they hate seeing a little bit of blubber on anyone, especially themselves.
    • In my case, in addition to my belly, my chest was still misshaped from carrying too much blubber.
    • I decided to do it just because I have lived with a little too much blubber around my middle for my entire life although the rest of me is quite lean and fat-less.

adjective

[attributive] archaic Back to top  
  • (Of a person’s lips) swollen or protruding.
    [alteration of obsolete blabber 'swollen']
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    • Yet the movement of his blubber lips, closely pressed together, showed clearly that he could not understand a word.
    • When I looked at his face I saw his blubber lips twitching with the efforts of attempted smile, but he couldn't quite carry it off.
    • He sat down with dignity, answered diplomatically certain mysterious questions about the dames, and applied his blubber lips to a handsome mouthpiece of lemon-coloured amber.

Derivatives

blubbery

adjective
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  • Overweight, blubbery, unfit bodies are no great advantage at 19,000 feet and so the bodies were whipped into (some sort of) shape.
  • I was a little bit blubbery, to be honest, but Chelsea was all excited.
  • Those huge, rubbery, blubbery, slobbering slabs of meat; oh, it was just gross!

Origin

late Middle English (denoting the foaming of the sea, also a bubble on water): perhaps symbolic; compare with blob and blotch.

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There are 2 definitions of blubber in English:

blubber2

Syllabification: blub·ber
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈbləbər/

verb

[no object] informal
  • Sob noisily and uncontrollably: he was blubbering like a child [with direct speech]: “I don’t like him,” blubbered Jonathan
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    • She sobbed, wailed, blubbered, howled, cried and whatever people do to express sorrow hoping that her tears and crying will bring her other half back.
    • I burst into tears, blubbering to his retreating form.
    • At last, he asked: ‘How can we help you?’, on which cue I burst into tears and blubbered incoherently.
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Origin

late Middle English: probably symbolic; compare with blob and blubber1.

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