lummox

lummox

[luhm-uhks]
noun Informal.
a clumsy, stupid person.

Origin:
1815–25; compare dial. (Midlands) lommock large chunk of food, lommocking clumsy, awkward; ulterior origin uncertain

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lummox (ˈlʌməks)
 
n
informal a clumsy or stupid person
 
[C19: origin unknown]

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lummox
1825, East Anglian slang, perhaps from dumb ox, influenced by lumbering; or from E. Anglian dialectal form of lummock "move heavily or clumsily," of uncertain origin.
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lummox definition

[ˈləmɑks] and [ˈləməks]
and lommix; lummux
  1. n.
    a heavy, awkward, stupid person, usually a male. : Sam is what you would call a lummux—but not to his face, of course.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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