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1. A clumsy person.
2. An inexperienced sailor; a landlubber.

[Middle English lobur, lazy lout; akin to lob, lout; see lob.]

lub′ber·ly adv. & adj.


1. a big, awkward, or stupid person
2. (Nautical Terms) short for landlubber
[C14 lobre, probably from Scandinavian. See lob1]
ˈlubberly adj, adv
ˈlubberliness n


(ˈlʌb ər)

1. a big, clumsy, stupid person; lout.
2. landlubber.
[1325–75; Middle English lobre]
lub′ber•ly, adj., adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lubber - an awkward stupid personlubber - an awkward stupid person    
clumsy person - a person with poor motor coordination
2.lubber - an inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage
beginner, initiate, tiro, tyro, novice - someone new to a field or activity
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Luff, you lubber," cried an Irish voice that was Smee's; "here's the rock.
This innocent vast lubber did not see any particular difference between the two facts.
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Yea, you should have seen children also that had cast away their pearls and precious stones, when they saw the like sticking upon the Ambassadors' caps, dig and push their mothers under the sides, saying thus to them: 'Look, mother, how great a lubber doth yet wear pearls and precious stones, as though he were a little child still.
The lubbers is going about to get the wind of me this blessed moment; lubbers as couldn't keep what they got, and want to nail what is another's.
Come, come, you lazy lubbers, fall to work, or we shall not be ready for mamma.
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