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Definition of lubberly

What does lubberly mean?

adjective satellite

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

Alternative definition


  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.


  1. In the manner of a landlubber.

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Google previewA Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning (1790)

One Main Object of which Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard of Pronunciation, to which is Prefixed a Prosodial Grammar by Thomas Sheridan

LUBBERLY, lùb'-bùr-ly. a. Lazy and bulky. LUBBERLY, lub'-bùr-ty. ad. Auk- wardly, clumsily. To LUBRICATE, lù'-bry-kâte. v.a. To make smooth or flippery. To LUBRICITATE, lù- bris'-sy-t te.

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 previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1907)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

Giovanni di Val d'Arno, was born in 1402, and acquired the nickname of Masaccio, which may be translated " Lubberly ...

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 previewWalker's Rhyming Dictionary of the English Language (1983)

by Lawrence H. Dawson

(Lubberly). Sulk'iness s. t Sulky). Orderliness s. (Orderly). Ink'lness a. (Inky). Disor derll- Pink'lness s. Quality or condition of being pink. Smok'iness a.

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, ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1818)

In which the Words are Explained in Their Different Senses, Authorized by the Names of the Writers by Whom They are Used, Or the Titles of the Works in which They Occur, and Deduced from Their Originals by John Jamieson

A lubberly fellow, S. SCLATCH, s. A stroke with the palm of the hand, Ang. V. Clash. SCLATER, s. The wood-loose, S. Sibb: SCLAVE, s. A slave. Douglas. Fr. esclave, L. B. sclav-us. SCLENDER, adj. Slender, S.B. Knox: To SCLENT, SKL1NT, ...

Google previewA critical pronouncing dictionary, and expositor of the English language (1840)

in which the meaning of every word is explained, and the sound of every syllable distinctly shown. To which is prefixed, an abstract of the principles of English pronunciation, and directions to foreigners for acquiring a knowledge of the use of this dictionary by John Walker

Lubberly, lub'bür-le. ad. Awkwardly, clumsily, lafcy and bulky. [or slippery. Lubricate, la'brè-k te. v. a. To make smooth Lubricity, lu-brls'sètè. s. Slipperiness, in stability, uncertainty, wantonness. Lubricous, lu'brè-kus. a. Slippery, uncertain.

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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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