landlubber

noun land·lub·ber \ ˈland-ˌlə-bər \
|Updated on: 5 Jun 2018

Definition of landlubber

: landsman 2
  • clumsy landlubbers learning to sail

landlubberliness

play \ˈland-ˌlə-bər-lē-nəs\ noun

landlubberly

play \ˈland-ˌlə-bər-lē\ adjective

landlubbing

play \ˈland-ˌlə-biŋ\ adjective

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First Known Use of landlubber

circa 1700

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LANDLUBBER Defined for English Language Learners

landlubber

Definition of landlubber for English Language Learners

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


LANDLUBBER Defined for Kids

landlubber

noun land·lub·ber \ ˈland-ˌlə-bər \

Definition of landlubber for Students

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


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