[ luhb-er-lee ]
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  1. of or resembling a lubber.

  1. in a lubberly manner.

Origin of lubberly

First recorded in 1565–75; lubber + -ly

Other words from lubberly

  • lub·ber·li·ness, noun

Words Nearby lubberly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use lubberly in a sentence

  • I've watched yo' fur hours when I wur a great lubberly lad, an' when yo' gettin' to be a woman it wur th' same thing.

    One Day At Arle | Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • It makes me sick to think of having to trust to an accident like that, like a lubberly cockney out for a boozy Bank Holiday sail.

    The Riddle of the Sands | Erskine Childers
  • This was done in a lubberly and irregular manner, as if little concert or order prevailed on board them.

    Miles Wallingford | James Fenimore Cooper
  • I do not say that the cutter is downright lubberly, Master Pathfinder; but she has faults, and great faults.

    The Pathfinder | James Fenimore Cooper
  • I did that, sir, said a great lubberly fellow, stepping forward; and preciously I cut my knuckle gain his mouth.

    Oliver Twist, Vol. I (of 3) | Charles Dickens