late Middle English: perhaps via Old French lobeor 'swindler, parasite' from lober 'deceive'.
- 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.
Definition of lubber in:
- The US English dictionary