Definition of lubber in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌbə/


1 archaic or dialect A big, clumsy person.
2 short for landlubber.
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?



Pronunciation: /ˈlʌbəlʌɪk/


Pronunciation: /ˈlʌbəli/
adjective& adverb
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'.

Words that rhyme with lubber

blubber, clubber, grubber, rubber, scrubber, snubber

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