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landlubber

[land-luhb-er]
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noun
  1. an unseasoned sailor or someone unfamiliar with the sea.
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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 landlubbing

landlubber

noun
  1. nautical any person having no experience at sea
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Word Origin

C18: land + lubber
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Word Origin and History for landlubbing

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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