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blubbernoun [U]

 us   /ˈblʌb·ər/
  • blubber noun [U] (FAT)

the ​layer of ​fat under the ​skin of ​seamammals such as ​whales which ​keeps them ​warm: Some of the ​largerwhales are ​insulated by a two-foot ​layer of blubber. fig. I’m on a ​diet, ​trying to ​lose some of this blubber around the ​middle.

blubberverb [I]

 us   /ˈblʌb·ər/
  • blubber verb [I] (CRY)

to ​cry in a ​noisy and ​uncontrollable way
(Definition of blubber from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"blubber" in British English

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blubberverb [I]

uk   /ˈblʌb.ər/  us   // (-rr-) informal disapproving (UK informal blub)

blubbernoun [U]

uk   /ˈblʌb.ər/  us   //
the ​thicklayer of ​fat under the ​skin of ​seamammals, such as whales, that ​keeps them ​warm informal too much ​bodyfat on a ​human: Get some ​exercise and get ​rid of some of that blubber!
(Definition of blubber from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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