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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

adjective

  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?

adverb

  1. In the manner of a landlubber.

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Google previewThe Imperial dictionary, on the basis of Webster's English dictionary (1883)

by John Ogilvie

LUBBERLY 83 LUCKLESS between the head of a lower-mast and the edge of the top through which sailors may mount without going over the rim by the Rigging of Ship's Top. //.Top. gg. Lubber's holes. AA. Futtock-shrouds. futtock- ahrouds.

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1883)

by Charles Annandale

LUBBERLY between the head of a lower-mast and the edge of the top through which sailors may mount without going over the rim by the Rigging of Ship's Top. f/, Top. <r, Lubber's holes. A h, Futtock-shrouds. futtock-shrouds. It is considered ...

Google previewUniversal Dictionary of the English Language: Ine-Rhe (1897)

by Robert Hunter, Charles Morris

Lubberly. "Conscious how much the hand Of lubbard labour needa hii watchful eye." Copper : Talk, 111. 400. lub bcr, □ lobro, * lob ur, a. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Wei . llob = a dolt, a blockhead; Uo6i=a stripling, a looby; 8w. dial, lubber = a thick, ...

Google previewA Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ... (1825)

Supplement by John Jamieson

SLAYERMAGULLION, A contemptuous term for a foolish lubberly fellow, Ayrs. Perhaps from E. slaver, or S. slabber, and Gullion, q. v. SLAW, adj. Slow, S.] Add; O.E. " starve in meuyng Qmoving.] Tardus. Pi- ger. Torpidus." Prompt. Parv.

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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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