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noun Australian: Offensive.
  1. an Aborigine girl or woman.
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Origin of lubra

First recorded in 1840–50; probably < Southeastern language of Tasmania lubərə
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Examples from the Web for lubra

Historical Examples

  • The woman is also a good representative of the Victorian lubra.

    Australian Pictures

    Howard Willoughby

  • Dawn was a Mordvinian girl; in Australia she was a lubra addicted to lubricity.

    Modern Mythology

    Andrew Lang

  • Women don't dislike being bullied, if it is done in the right way—haven't I seen it the world over, from lubra to dowager?

  • Mr. Browne assured him that he was quite certain I should not only cut off the lubra's head, but his too.

  • Their families generally were on the opposite side of the river, but one man had his lubra and two children on our side of it.

British Dictionary definitions for lubra


  1. Australian an Aboriginal woman
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Word Origin

C19: from a native Australian language
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