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lummox

[luhm-uh ks] /ˈlʌm əks/
noun, Informal.
1.
a clumsy, stupid person.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; compare dial. (Midlands) lommock large chunk of food, lommocking clumsy, awkward; ulterior origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for lummox

lummox

/ˈlʌməks/
noun
1.
(informal) a clumsy or stupid person
Word Origin
C19: origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for 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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for lummox

lummox

noun

A stupid, clumsy person; klutz

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


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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