landlubber also land-lubber, sailor's term of contempt for a landsman, c.1700, from LAND (Cf. land) (n.) + LUBBER (Cf. lubber) (q.v.).

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  • Landlubber — Land lub ber, n. [Prop. fr. land + lubber, or possibly corrupted fr. laudlouper.] (Naut.) One who passes his life on land; so called among seamen in contempt or ridicule. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • landlubber — ► NOUN informal ▪ a person unfamiliar with the sea or sailing …   English terms dictionary

  • landlubber — [land′lub΄ər] n. [ LAND + LUBBER] a person who has had little experience at sea and is therefore awkward aboard a ship: a sailor s term of contempt …   English World dictionary

  • landlubber — UK [ˈlændˌlʌbə(r)] / US [ˈlændˌlʌbər] noun [countable] Word forms landlubber : singular landlubber plural landlubbers old fashioned someone who does not know much about boats or the sea …   English dictionary

  • landlubber — [[t]læ̱ndlʌbə(r)[/t]] landlubbers N COUNT A landlubber is someone who is not used to or does not like travelling by boat, and has little knowledge of boats and the sea. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • landlubber — a person who does not go to sea, a landlocked human, not salty    You landlubber, Jack! I bet you ve never been in a boat! …   English idioms

  • landlubber — noun Date: circa 1700 landsman 2 < clumsy landlubbers learning to sail > • landlubberliness noun • landlubberly adjective • landlubbing adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • landlubber — landlubberish, adj. landlubberly, landlubbing, adj. /land lub euhr/, n. an unseasoned sailor or someone unfamiliar with the sea. [1690 1700; LAND + LUBBER] * * * …   Universalium

  • Landlubber — Slang fur Landratte …   Maritimes Wörterbuch

  • landlubber — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. landsman; raw seaman. See land, navigation …   English dictionary for students

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