lubber

noun lub·ber \ ˈlə-bər \
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of lubber

1 : a big clumsy fellow
2 : a clumsy seaman

lubberliness

play \ˈlə-bər-lē-nəs\ noun

lubberly

play \ˈlə-bər-lē\ adjective or adverb

Examples of lubber in a Sentence

  1. although he's something of a lubber, everyone agrees that he has a kind heart

  2. the two lubbers who came to deliver my furniture

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Origin and Etymology of lubber

Middle English lobre, lobur



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