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[luhb-er-lee] /ˈlʌb ər li/
of or resembling a lubber.
in a lubberly manner.
Origin of lubberly
First recorded in 1565-75; lubber + -ly
Related forms
lubberliness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If this out-of-the-way place, now, could furnish even a lubberly attorney, we might learn all about it.

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper
  • “I was just thinking what a big, lubberly fool you are,” replied Raikes, boldly.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • You infernal scoundrel; how dare you preach to me in such a way, you lubberly rascal?

    Varney the Vampire Thomas Preskett Prest
  • 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
  • Like lubberly monks, we belabor our own shoulders, and take a vast satisfaction in the music of our own groans.

  • His youth was like that of the lubberly younger sons in the fairy stories.

    Epic and Romance W. P. Ker
  • 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
  • It was just Lawler's work, you understand—the lubberly, swelled up effigy of a nine-days drowned man!

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

Word Origin and History for lubberly

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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