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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Definitions for lummox

  1. A clumsy, stupid person.

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Citations for lummox
Spence regarded the lummox. He was a good-size boy, give him that - six one, six one and a half maybe - with limp blond hair... Howard Frank Mosher, Waiting for Teddy Williams
Today I told myself that in actual fact anyone who takes an innocuous and random delight in his life is an absolute lummox. Robert Walser, Selected Stories
Origin of lummox
Lummox is of uncertain origin. It is perhaps from "dumb ox" or influenced by "lumbering."