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lubberly

[luhb-er-lee] /ˈlʌb ər li/
adjective
1.
of or resembling a lubber.
adverb
2.
in a lubberly manner.
Origin of lubberly
1565-1575
First recorded in 1565-75; lubber + -ly
Related forms
lubberliness, noun
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Historical Examples
  • His youth was like that of the lubberly younger sons in the fairy stories.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • “I was just thinking what a big, lubberly fool you are,” replied Raikes, boldly.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • But where was I when we left off to run away, in such a lubberly manner, from the storm?

    Cast Away in the Cold

    Isaac I. Hayes
  • Why, you contemptible, lubberly young rascal, what do you mean?

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn
  • It is a welcome success and does away with the lubberly old tables.

    Philosophy of Osteopathy Andrew T. Still
  • Now you lubberly sons of swabs have got me on a lee-shore with all anchors draggin!

    Cursed

    George Allan England
  • Because a lubberly—no, he's a thorough seaman, I'll say that for the fellow!

    The Pilot J. Fenimore Cooper
  • The Fox was as quick as a cat, and Heavy was lubberly in her movements.

  • She was his pet; why give her up to be sailed by a lubberly Frenchman?

  • A child, no doubt,” he thought as he plunged in pursuit, “and that lubberly brute will scare it half to death!

    The Valiants of Virginia Hallie Erminie Rives
Word Origin and History for lubberly
adj.

1570s, from lubber (n.) + -ly (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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