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landlubber

[land-luhb-er] /ˈlændˌlʌb ər/
noun
1.
an unseasoned sailor or someone unfamiliar with the sea.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; land + lubber
Related forms
landlubberish, adjective
landlubberly, landlubbing, adjective
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  • He may be a landlubber microbiologist, but he respected the power of the ocean.
  • We'll tug on our landlubber skins and be surprised at how easily they fit after a few days.
British Dictionary definitions for landlubber

landlubber

/ˈlændˌlʌbə/
noun
1.
(nautical) any person having no experience at sea
Word Origin
C18: land + lubber
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Word Origin and History for landlubber
n.

also land-lubber, sailor's term of contempt for a landsman, c.1700, from land (n.) + lubber (q.v.).

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