lummox

noun
lum·mox | \ˈlə-məks, -miks\

Definition of lummox 

: a clumsy person

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Synonyms

butterfingers, klutz, lubber

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Examples of lummox in a Sentence

that player is a lummox in the outfield, with three errors just this week

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An unemployed lummox of a man, McCausland spends most of his time getting drunk with his portly mother, and for years, the two have been embroiled in a July 4 fireworks competition with the Massimo family, their wealthy neighbors across the lake. Kira Bindrim, Newsweek, "Stephen King Audiobook ‘Drunken Fireworks' Fizzles," 5 July 2015

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First Known Use of lummox

circa 1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lummox

origin unknown

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lump

lump coal

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