lub·​ber | \ ˈlə-bər How to pronounce lubber (audio) \

Definition of lubber

1 : a big clumsy fellow
2 : a clumsy seaman

Other Words from lubber

lubberliness \ ˈlə-​bər-​lē-​nəs How to pronounce lubber (audio) \ noun
lubberly \ ˈlə-​bər-​lē How to pronounce lubber (audio) \ 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
Recent Examples on the Web Unlike other grasshopper species which are winged and agile, the lubber can't fly. Adriana Brasileiro,, 19 July 2019 Many young lubbers are eaten by spiders, birds and other insects. Adriana Brasileiro,, 19 July 2019 Land lubbers hike: Lace up those shoes for a 9 to 11 a.m. excursion on Sunday, Oct. 20, to Ansel’s Cave in The West Woods in Russell Township. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 30 Sep. 2019 Water-lubbers can easily access freshwater lakes, rural flatland and woodland forests. Amy Aumick,, 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, 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, 22 June 2017 See More

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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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