lubric

adjective

lu·​bric ˈlü-brik How to pronounce lubric (audio)
archaic
lubrical adjective

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French lubrique "slippery, unstable, lascivious," borrowed from Latin lūbricus "slippery, hard to hold, hazardous" (Late Latin also "morally weak, lascivious") — more at sleeve

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lubric was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Lubric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lubric. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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