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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 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 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 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 .

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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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