loo·​by ˈlü-bē How to pronounce looby (audio)
plural loobies
: an awkward clumsy fellow : lubber

Examples of looby in a Sentence

although he was a looby physically, he was a towering figure in mathematics

Word History


Middle English loby

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of looby was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Looby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/looby. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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