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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.
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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
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(ˈlʌb ər)

1. a big, clumsy, stupid person; lout.
2. landlubber.
[1325–75; Middle English lobre]
lub′ber•ly, adj., adv.
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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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