lummox

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown [1825], East Anglian slang. Perhaps from "dumb ox", influenced by lumbering; or from or cognate to dialectal verb lummock (move about heavily or clumsily), itself a word of uncertain origin.

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lummox (plural lummoxes)

  1. (informal) A clumsy, stupid person; an awkward bungler.
    You've broken the plates, you great lummox!
    • 2000, Ben Kingsley as Don Logan, Sexy Beast:
      I love you, Gal. You're lovable. Big lovable bloke. Loveable lump. Loveable lummox. Gal Dove, party boy. Big oaf.

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