[luhb-er] /ˈlʌb ər/
a big, clumsy, stupid person; lout.
an awkward or unskilled sailor; .
clumsy; stupid; .
verb (used without object)
to behave like a lubber, especially in the handling of a boat.
a big, awkward, or stupid person
short for landlubber
mid-14c., “big, clumsy, stupid fellow who lives in idleness,” from lobre, earlier lobi “lazy lout,” probably of Scandinavian origin (cf. Swedish dialectal lubber “a plump, lazy fellow”). But OED suggests a possible connection with Old French lobeor “swindler, parasite,” with sense altered by association with lob (n.) in the “bumpkin” sense. A sailors’ word since 16c. (cf. landlubber), but earliest attested use is of lazy monks (cf. abbey-lubber). Cf. also lubberwort, the name of the mythical herb that produces laziness (1540s); and Lubberland “imaginary land of plenty without work” (1590s). Sometimes also Lubbard (1580s).
1520s, from lubber (n.). Related: Lubbered; lubbering.
noun 1. .
noun food or drink that makes one idle and stupid; food of no nutritional value, junk food
[loob] /lub/ noun, Informal. 1. . 2. lubrication, especially an application of a to a vehicle. verb (used with object), lubed, lubing. 3. to lubricate: to lube a bicycle chain. 1934, colloquial shortening of lubrication. As a verb (short for lubricate) recorded from 1961. modifier : lube rack noun [last sense from the likening of […]
[ly-bek] /ˈlü bɛk/ noun 1. a seaport in N Germany: important Baltic port in the medieval Hanseatic League. /German ˈlyːbɛk/ noun 1. a port in N Germany, in Schleswig-Holstein on the Baltic: the leading member of the Hanseatic League, and a major European commercial centre until the 15th century. Pop: 212 754 (2003 est)