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Definition of the adjective lubberly

What does lubberly mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. clumsy and unskilled
    • example: a big stupid lubberly fellow
    • similar: unskilled
  2. inexperienced in seamanship

Alternative definition of the adjective lubberly


  1. Clumsy and stupid; resembling a lubber (an inexperienced person).
  2. Lacking in seamanship; of or suitable to a landlubber who is new to being at sea and unfamiliar with the ways of a sailor.

Definition of the adverb lubberly

What does lubberly mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. In the manner of a landlubber.

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Google previewLexicon Balatronicum. A dictionary of Buckish slang, University wit, and Pick Pocket eloquence. ... Altered and enlarged ... by a member of the Whip Club (1823)

by Francis Grose, Pierce Egan

The ace of hearts, knave of clubs, ace and duce of trumps at whist: also, the lubberly seamen, put to swab and clean the ship. SWAD, or SWADKIN. A soldier. Cant. SwAnDI-E- To heat wittw stick. SWADDLERS. The tenth order of the canting ...

Google previewThe People's Dictionary and Every-day Encyclopedia (1883)

Comprising All the Information Needed Upon Any Subject in Daily Use : a Hand-book for Everybody for Each Day in the Year

Lubberly, a. Bulky. [slippery. Lubricate, v. t. To make smooth or Lubricity, n. Smoothness. Lubricous, a. Slippery. Lucent, a. Shining ; bright. Lucid, a. Shining. Lucidness, n. Brightness. Lucifer, n. The planet Venus when morning star ; Satan.

Google previewA dictionary of the English language. Abstracted from the folio ed. by the author (1802)

by Samuel Johnson

LUBBERLY, a. [from lubber.] Lazy and bulky. Sbaietpearc. LUBBERLY, a*1 .

Google previewLexicon Balatronicum (1811)

A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence by Francis Grose

The ace of hearts, knave of clubs, ace and duce of trumps, at whist: also the lubberly seamen, put to swab and clean the ship. . Swan, orSwADKis. A soldier. Cant. To Swaddle. To beat with a stick. Swaddlers. The tenth order of the canting tribe, ...

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Scrabble value of L1U1B3B3E1R1L1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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