Word of the Day Archive
Sunday October 16, 2011
A clumsy, stupid person.
Spence regarded the lummox. He was a good-size boy, give him that - six one, six one and a half maybe - with limp blond hair...
-- Howard Frank Mosher, Waiting for Teddy Williams
Today I told myself that in actual fact anyone who takes an innocuous and random delight in his life is an absolute lummox.
-- Robert Walser, Selected Stories
Lummox is of uncertain origin. It is perhaps from "dumb ox" or influenced by "lumbering."