Blubber vs Flubber - What's the difference?

blubber | flubber |


As nouns the difference between blubber and flubber

is that blubber is a fatty layer of adipose tissue found immediately beneath the epidermis while flubber is a rubbery polymer formed by cross-linking of polyvinyl alcohol with a boron compound.

As a verb blubber

is to make noises or broken words while crying.

blubber

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A fatty layer of adipose tissue found immediately beneath the epidermis.
  • Fatty tissue.
  • The thick coat of fat worn by many arctic animals, such as sea lions, and antarctic animals, such as penguins; used to insulate warmth in the animal's body.
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  • (obsolete) A bubble.
  • * Henryson
  • At his mouth a blubber stood of foam.

    Synonyms

    * (fatty tissue) adipose tissue

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make noises or broken words while crying.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • She wept, she blubbered , and she tore her hair.
  • (archaic) To swell or disfigure (the face) with weeping; to wet with tears.
  • * Prior
  • Dear Cloe, how blubbered is that pretty face!

    Derived terms

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    Anagrams

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    flubber

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • A rubbery polymer formed by cross-linking of polyvinyl alcohol with a boron compound.
  • See also

    * oobleck