Definition of lubber in English:


Line breaks: lub¦ber
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌbə


  • 1 archaic or • dialect A big, clumsy person.
  • 2 short for landlubber.
    More example sentences
    • Lit'rally speaking, I am the ship you lubbers are standin’ on now.
    • But it looks like I won't be terribly useful to you lubbers outside o’ bein’ a transport, since I'm so bulky!
    • Did ye know that I could hear ye lubbers all the way from the surface?





adjective & adverb
More example sentences
  • He should at all times correct lubberly and untidy habits of other members of the crew.
  • ‘Make your conduct most lubberly and un-Navy-like!’ advises cunning Jack.
  • Cunliffe writes the antithesis of the old landlocked history but it still has a lubberly feel, an unwillingness to get its feet wet.


late Middle English: perhaps via Old French lobeor 'swindler, parasite' from lober 'deceive'.

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