landlubber

[ land-luhb-er ]
/ ˈlændˌlʌb ər /
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noun

an unseasoned sailor or someone unfamiliar with the sea.

Origin of landlubber

First recorded in 1690–1700; land + lubber
Related formsland·lub·ber·ish, adjectiveland·lub·ber·ly, land·lub·bing, adjective
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landlubber

/ (ˈlændˌlʌbə) /

noun

nautical any person having no experience at sea

Word Origin for landlubber

C18: land + lubber
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Word Origin and History for landlubber

landlubber


n.

also land-lubber, sailor's term of contempt for a landsman, c.1700, from land (n.) + lubber (q.v.).

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