[ luhm-uh ks ]
/ ˈlʌm əks /

noun Informal.

a clumsy, stupid person.

Origin of lummox

1815–25; compare dial. (Midlands) lommock large chunk of food, lommocking clumsy, awkward; ulterior origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lummoxes


/ (ˈlʌməks) /


informal a clumsy or stupid person

Word Origin for lummox

C19: origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for lummoxes



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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