lum·​mox | \ ˈlə-məks How to pronounce lummox (audio) , -miks \

Definition of lummox

: a clumsy person

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Examples of lummox in a Sentence

that player is a lummox in the outfield, with three errors just this week
Recent Examples on the Web Max is still living happily in New York City with his owner, Katie (Ellie Kemper), and his lummox of a best friend Duke (Eric Stonestreet). The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Review: More like the ‘Mildly Entertaining Life of Pets 2’," 6 June 2019 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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The first known use of lummox was circa 1825

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“Lummox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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