blub

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blub cry or whine with snuffling "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & i Blub To swell; to puff out, as with weeping.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • blub To swell; puff out.
    • blub To swell; protrude.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Bleb Blob

Usage

In literature:

You'll have to blub, Beetle.
"Stalky & Co." by Rudyard Kipling
Like to see them sitting round in a ring with blub lips, entranced, listening.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
She kisses the letters, but she does not blub over them.
"Echoes of the War" by J. M. Barrie
On his knees, and all blubbing.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
He went off afterwards, and blubbed like a baby.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Jack blubbed in his thanks, for he was really run down.
"Acton's Feud" by Frederick Swainson
He wasn't going to blub, he wasn't going to do anything.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 5, 1916" by Various
Muriel would be sure to blub; Chuck had seen her that morning.
"Phyllis" by Dorothy Whitehill
Now, if you're going to blub, you'd better get behind that hedge.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Never mind, you'll catch it to-morrow, blub-baby!
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
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In poetry:

I dunno 'ow I seen that evenin' thro'.
They muster thort I was 'arf shick, I knoo.
But I 'ad 'urt Doreen wivout no call;
I seen me dooty, wot I 'ad to do.
O, strike! I could 'a' blubbed before 'em all!
But I sat tight, an' never cracked a boo.
"The Siren " by C J Dennis

In news:

"I'm a pout-pout fish, with a pout-pout face, so I spread the dreary-wearies all over the place BLUB, BLUB, BLUB," read Diane Flores, a youth services assistant at the Clayton County Headquarters Library.
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