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lummox

[ luhm-uhks ]
/ ˈlʌm əks /
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noun Informal.
a clumsy, stupid person.
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Origin of lummox

First recorded in 1815–25; compare dialectal (Midlands) lommock “large chunk of food,” lommocking “clumsy, awkward”; further origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for lummox

lummox
/ (ˈlʌməks) /

noun
informal a clumsy or stupid person

Word Origin for lummox

C19: origin unknown
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