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lubber

[ luhb-er ]
/ ˈlʌb ər /
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noun
a big, clumsy, stupid person; lout.
an awkward or unskilled sailor; landlubber.
adjective
clumsy; stupid; lubberly.
verb (used without object)
to behave like a lubber, especially in the handling of a boat.
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Origin of lubber

First recorded in 1325–75, lubber is from the Middle English word lobre.See lob1, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for lubber

lubber
/ (ˈlʌbə) /

noun
a big, awkward, or stupid person
short for landlubber

Derived forms of lubber

lubberly, adjective, adverblubberliness, noun

Word Origin for lubber

C14 lobre, probably from Scandinavian. See lob 1
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