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

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

  • Looby — Recorded as O Luby, Luby, Lube and Looby, this is an ancient Irish surname. Originally recorded in the Gaelic as O Lubaigh, it has the unusual meaning of The male descendant of the cunning one. This is or was almost certainly a reference to the… …   Surnames reference

  • 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 — noun an awkward or clumsy person …   Wiktionary

  • looby — Synonyms and related words: Babbitt, Boeotian, Philistine, arriviste, block, blockhead, blunderer, blunderhead, boor, botcher, bounder, bourgeois, bucolic, bumbler, bumpkin, bungler, cad, churl, clod, clodhopper, clodknocker, clot, clown, country …   Moby Thesaurus

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

  • looby — n. Lubber, lout, clumsy fellow …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • looby — loo·by …   English syllables

  • Looby — /ˈlubi/ (say loohbee) noun Keith, born 1940, Australian contemporary painter; noted for his drawings in pen and ink entitled History of the World (1964–68) …   Australian English dictionary

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