lummox

[ luhm-uh ks ]
/ ˈlʌm əks /

noun Informal.

a clumsy, stupid person.

Nearby words

  1. lumirhodopsin,
  2. lumisterol,
  3. lumière,
  4. lumme,
  5. lummix,
  6. lump,
  7. lump hammer,
  8. lump in one's throat,
  9. lump of sugar,
  10. lump sum

Origin of lummox

1815–25; compare dial. (Midlands) lommock large chunk of food, lommocking clumsy, awkward; ulterior 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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Word Origin and History for lummox

lummox

n.

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.

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