Blubbery
Blubbery Blub"ber*y, a. 1. Swollen; protuberant. [1913 Webster]

2. Like blubber; gelatinous and quivering; as, a blubbery mass. [1913 Webster]


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  • blubbery — (adj.) 1791, from BLUBBER (Cf. blubber) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • blubbery — [blub′ər ē] adj. 1. of or full of blubber 2. like blubber in appearance, texture, etc.; fat 3. swollen, as by blubbering …   English World dictionary

  • blubbery — adjective a) Having the characteristics of blubber. The foam panels had a blubbery texture. b) Fat or obese. He made a blubbery appeal to the judge …   Wiktionary

  • blubbery — /blub euh ree/, adj. 1. abounding in or resembling blubber; fat. 2. puffy; swollen: blubbery lips. [1785 95; BLUBBER + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • blubbery — blub•ber•y [[t]ˈblʌb ə ri[/t]] adj. 1) abounding in or resembling blubber; fat 2) puffy; swollen: blubbery lips[/ex] • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • blubbery — Ⅰ. blubber [1] ► NOUN ▪ the fat of sea mammals, especially whales and seals. DERIVATIVES blubbery adjective. ORIGIN originally denoting the foaming of the sea: perhaps symbolic. Ⅱ. blubber [2] …   English terms dictionary

  • blubbery — adjective swollen with fat blubber cheeks blubber lips a coarse blubbery individual • Similar to: ↑fat • Derivationally related forms: ↑blubber …   Useful english dictionary

  • blubbery — adjective Date: 1791 1. having or characterized by blubber 2. puffed out ; thick …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blubbery — Synonyms and related words: adipose, buttery, butyraceous, chrismal, chrismatory, fat, fatty, greasy, lardaceous, lardy, mucoid, oily, oleaginous, oleic, rich, sebaceous, sleek, slick, slippery, smooth, soapy, suety, tallowy, unctuous, unguent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • blubbery — adj. fat; swollen, puffy …   English contemporary dictionary

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