noun, plural loo·bies.

an awkward person, especially one who is lazy or stupid; lout; lubber.

Origin of looby

First recorded in 1350–1400, looby is from the Middle English word loby. See lob1, lubber
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noun plural -bies

a foolish or stupid person

Word Origin for looby

C14: of unknown origin
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