lubber

[ luhb-er ]
/ ˈlʌb ər /

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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