lummox
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1825 a clumsy person

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  • Lummox — was a punk rock band based in and around Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.The band originally consisted of Murray Acton ( The Cretin from the Dayglo Abortions) on guitar and vocals, John London on drums, and Merrick Atkinson on bass. The band… …   Wikipedia

  • Lummox — Lum mox, n. A fat, ungainly, stupid person; an awkward bungler. [Low.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lummox — (n.) 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • lummox — [n] oaf beast, blunderer, boor, bruiser, brute, bumpkin, chump*, clod, clodhopper, clown, dolt, dumb ox*, dunce, fool, goon*, half wit*, hayseed, idiot, imbecile, klutz*, loser, lout*, lunkhead, moron, nincompoop*, ox*, sap*, simpleton*, yokel;… …   New thesaurus

  • lummox — [lum′əks] n. [< ?] Informal a clumsy, stupid person …   English World dictionary

  • lummox — UK [ˈlʌməks] / US noun [countable] Word forms lummox : singular lummox plural lummoxes informal someone who is big and stupid …   English dictionary

  • lummox — noun /ˈlʌməks/ A clumsy, stupid person; an awkward bungler. Youve broken the plates, you great lummox! …   Wiktionary

  • lummox — A person (usually male) of tall and lanky appearance. I remember him, he was quite a lummox …   Dictionary of american slang

  • lummox — A person (usually male) of tall and lanky appearance. I remember him, he was quite a lummox …   Dictionary of american slang

  • lummox — n a large, clumsy and/or stupid person. The word is used in the USA and Aus tralia as well as in Britain, but is origi nally a rural British dialect form of lump , in the same way as hummock is a diminutive form of hump . ► The awkward lummox of… …   Contemporary slang

  • lummox — AND lommix; lummux [“lsmaks AND “lamaks] n. a heavy, awkward, stupid person. □ He looks like a big lummox, ut he can really dance. □ Sam is what you would call a lummux but not to his face, of course …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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