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[luhm-uh ks] /ˈlʌm əks/

noun, Informal.
a clumsy, stupid person.
(informal) a clumsy or stupid person

1825, East Anglian slang, perhaps from dumb ox, influenced by lumbering; or from E. Anglian dialectal form of verb lummock “move heavily or clumsily,” of uncertain origin.


A stupid, clumsy person; klutz

[1841+; fr British dialect fr lummock, ”lump”]


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