lubber

noun
lub·ber | \ˈlə-bər \

Definition of lubber 

1 : a big clumsy fellow

2 : a clumsy seaman

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Other Words from lubber

lubberliness \ˈlə-bər-lē-nəs \ noun
lubberly \ˈlə-bər-lē \ adjective or adverb

Examples of lubber in a Sentence

although he's something of a lubber, everyone agrees that he has a kind heart the two lubbers who came to deliver my furniture

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Water-lubbers can easily access freshwater lakes, rural flatland and woodland forests. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Union County: The draw of Lake Butler," 15 May 2018 China does not have the sealift, airlift, or sustainment capability to project force to Taiwan - and that's before the US Navy gets involved as lubber points out below. Isaac Stone Fish, Slate Magazine, "A war in North Korea would be devastating. But war in Taiwan could be even worse, and more likely.," 4 Oct. 2017 Lubbers expects that Cuban Travel Network will start offering small group tours built around live events to attract American travelers looking for a Cuban music experience but unable to go on their own. Judy Cantor-navas, Billboard, "What Will New Cuba Travel Regulations Mean for the Music Industry?," 22 June 2017 Like you and I, Pi me bucko, those three lubbers there all have a cabin here in the Barkadeer. Vincent Janoski, WIRED, "GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Math Pirates – Solution," 19 Sep. 2008

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First Known Use of lubber

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lubber

Middle English lobre, lobur

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