- a clumsy, stupid person.
Origin of lummox
Related Words for lummoxclod, dunce, imbecile, clown, klutz, yokel, sap, dolt, half-wit, bumpkin, idiot, boor, blunderer, brute, moron, nincompoop, fool, goon, beast, hayseed
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Historical Examples of lummox
The lummox rose to her feet with a broad grin and permitted herself to be taken out.The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife
Ellen M. Firebaugh
- informal a clumsy or stupid person
Word Origin for lummox
Word Origin and History for lummox
1825, East Anglian slang, perhaps from dumb ox, influenced by lumbering; or from E. Anglian dialectal form of verb lummock "move heavily or clumsily," of uncertain origin.