lubber

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English, perhaps from Old French lobeor (swindler)[1], or of Scandinavian origin, compare dialectal Swedish lubber.[2]

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Noun[edit]

lubber (plural lubbers)

  1. (archaic) A clumsy or lazy person.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:unskilled person
  2. (nautical) An inexperienced or novice sailor; a landlubber.
  3. (slang) A condom

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References[edit]

  1. ^ lubber”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  2. ^ Douglas Harper, “lubber”, in Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.

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