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looby

[ loo-bee ]

noun

, plural loo·bies.
  1. an awkward person, especially one who is lazy or stupid; lout; lubber.


looby

/ ˈluːbɪ /

noun

  1. a foolish or stupid person


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Word History and Origins

Origin of looby1

First recorded in 1350–1400, looby is from the Middle English word loby. See lob 1, lubber

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Word History and Origins

Origin of looby1

C14: of unknown origin

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Example Sentences

Lowry Looby, who has been appointed to a place and is asked how he is going on with it, replies, 'To lose it I did for a place.'

Some one, to be sure, may suggest "Looby-Looby," which has but to be named when all are ready and eager.

We saw boys and girls alternating, hand held in hand—and all to the undeniably secular libretto of "Looby-Loo."

Lowry Looby says:—'It is equal to me whether I walk ten or twenty miles.'

Looby's face grew pale, and his nether lip began to tremble.

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