noun land·lub·ber \-ˌlə-bər\

: a person who knows very little or nothing about the sea or ships : a person who is not a sailor

Full Definition of LANDLUBBER

:  landsman 2 <clumsy landlubbers learning to sail>
land·lub·ber·li·ness \-bər-lē-nəs\ noun
land·lub·ber·ly \-bər-lē\ adjective
land·lub·bing \-biŋ\ adjective

First Known Use of LANDLUBBER

circa 1700

Rhymes with LANDLUBBER

LANDLUBBERLY Defined for Kids


noun land·lub·ber \ˈland-ˌlə-bər\

Definition of LANDLUBBER for Kids

:  a person who lives on land and knows little or nothing about the sea


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