- a clumsy, stupid person.
Origin of lummox
1815–25; compare dial. (Midlands) lommock large chunk of food, lommocking clumsy, awkward; ulterior origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for lummox
The lummox rose to her feet with a broad grin and permitted herself to be taken out.The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife
Ellen M. Firebaugh
- informal a clumsy or stupid person
C19: origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for lummox
1825, East Anglian slang, perhaps from dumb ox, influenced by lumbering; or from E. Anglian dialectal form of verb lummock "move heavily or clumsily," of uncertain origin.
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