landlubber

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Extension (with land) of earlier lubber. Compare also landloper.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

landlubber (plural landlubbers)

  1. (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (Someone unfamiliar with seamanship): landsman

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