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landlubber

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

an unseasoned sailor or someone unfamiliar with the sea.

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Origin of landlubber

First recorded in 1690–1700; land + lubber

OTHER WORDS FROM landlubber

land·lub·ber·ish, adjectiveland·lub·ber·ly, landlubbing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for landlubber

landlubber
/ (ˈlændˌlʌbə) /

noun

nautical any person having no experience at sea

Word Origin for landlubber

C18: land + lubber
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