landlubber

[land-luhb-er]
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noun

an unseasoned sailor or someone unfamiliar with the sea.

Nearby words

  1. landloper,
  2. landlord,
  3. landlordism,
  4. landlordly,
  5. landlouper,
  6. landman,
  7. landmark,
  8. landmass,
  9. landmine,
  10. lando

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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British Dictionary definitions for landlubber

landlubber

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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