of or resembling a lubber.


in a lubberly manner.

Origin of lubberly

First recorded in 1565–75; lubber + -ly
Related formslub·ber·li·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lubberly

Historical Examples of lubberly

  • His youth was like that of the lubberly younger sons in the fairy stories.

  • “I was just thinking what a big, lubberly fool you are,” replied Raikes, boldly.

    The Camp in the Snow

    William Murray Graydon

  • But where was I when we left off to run away, in such a lubberly manner, from the storm?

    Cast Away in the Cold

    Isaac I. Hayes

  • Why, you contemptible, lubberly young rascal, what do you mean?

    Steve Young

    George Manville Fenn

  • It is a welcome success and does away with the lubberly old tables.

Word Origin and History for lubberly

1570s, from lubber (n.) + -ly (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper