Loobies
Looby Loo"by, n.; pl. {Loobies}. [Cf. {Lob}.] An awkward, clumsy fellow; a lubber. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

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  • loobies — n. lubber, clumsy and stupid person, awkward person; stupid and lazy person; idiot, fool …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Looby — Loo by, n.; pl. {Loobies}. [Cf. {Lob}.] An awkward, clumsy fellow; a lubber. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • looby — noun (plural loobies) Etymology: Middle English loby Date: 14th century an awkward clumsy fellow ; lubber …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • looby — /looh bee/, n., pl. loobies. an awkward person, esp. one who is lazy or stupid; lout; lubber. [1350 1400; ME loby. See LOB1, LUBBER] * * * …   Universalium

  • looby — [lo͞o′bē] n. pl. loobies [ME loby, prob. akin to LOB, LUBBER] Chiefly Dial. a big, clumsy fellow; lout …   English World dictionary

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