lummox

noun

lum·​mox ˈlə-məks How to pronounce lummox (audio)
-miks
: a clumsy person

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 Over nearly two centuries, the herbivore has been imagined as a spike-nosed lummox, inappropriate kangaroo and now, at last, a stiff-tailed, mostly quadrupedal animal. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 20 Apr. 2017 Fraser was everywhere in the 1990s and early 2000s: a sweetly handsome, blue-eyed lummox whose starring roles established him as a perpetual naif. Ty Burr, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2022 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, 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, 5 July 2015

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Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lummox was circa 1825

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“Lummox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lummox. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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