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Inherited from Middle French lourd, from Old French lorz, lourt, from Late Latin lurdus, lordus, probably from Latin lūridus (“sallow”), possibly influenced by Frankish *lort (“crooked, clumsy”); related to Old English lort (“crooked”).
- clumsy, oafish
- (informal) annoying, a drag
- (weather) sultry, humid
- (boxing) heavyweight