Definition of Lubberly

1. Adjective. Clumsy and unskilled. "A big stupid lubberly fellow"

Similar to: Unskilled
Derivative terms: Lubber



2. Adjective. Inexperienced in seamanship. "Of all landlubbers the most lubberly"
Exact synonyms: Landlubberly
Similar to: Unseamanlike
Derivative terms: Landlubber, Landlubber, Lubber

Definition of Lubberly

1. a. Like a lubber; clumsy.

2. adv. Clumsily; awkwardly.

Definition of Lubberly

1. Adjective. Clumsy and stupid; resembling a lubber (an inexperienced person). ¹

2. Adjective. Lacking in seamanship; of or suitable to a landlubber who is new to being at sea and unfamiliar with the ways of a sailor. ¹

3. Adverb. In the manner of a landlubber. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lubberly

1. lubber [adj] - See also: lubber

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lubberly

lozengy
lozens
luanheite
luau
luaus
lubbard
lubbards
lubber
lubber's hole
lubber's line
lubber's mark
lubber's point
lubber line
lubberliness
lubberlinesses
lubberly (current term)
lubbers
lube
lube job
lube jobs
lubed
luberoite
lubes
lubfish
lubfishes
lubing
lubiprostone
lubki
lubok
luboks

Literary usage of Lubberly

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"A lazy, lubberly fellow ; derived, with some probability, from lache, French, ... a lubberly sloven, heavie sot, lumpish hoyden." So, ho, so, ho, ..."

2. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"A .azy, lubberly fellow. So, ho, so, ho, Appetitus ! faith now I think Morpheus himself hath been here; up, with a pox to you : up, you lusk 1 Lingua, ..."

3. The Land of the Nile Springs: Being Chiefly an Account of how We Fought Kabarega by Henry Edward Colvile (1895)
"... alarm —The effects of echo—The harbour—Refugees—Jigger sores —Medicinal springs—A canoe race—A lubberly crew— Naval architecture—Pleasures of ..."

4. Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English by John Walker (1823)
"... lub'bur. s. a sturdy drone lubberly, lub'bur-U. a. lazy and bulky lubberly, lab'b'ir-le. ad. awkwardly Lubricate, li'bre-kite. ra to make smooth f ..."

5. An Overland Journey to Lisbon at the Close of 1846: With a Picture of the by Terence McMahon Hughes (1847)
"... lubberly laziness.—They succeed through a woman's ingenuity.— Particulars of the espionnage to which I was subjected at Burgos.—A Zaragozano. ..."

6. An Overland Journey to Lisbon at the Close of 1846: With a Picture of the by Terence McMahon Hughes (1847)
"... lubberly laziness.—They succeed through a woman's ingenuity.— Particulars of the espionnage to which I was subjected at Burgos.—A Zaragozano. ..."

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