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A.Word.A.Day--looby

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This week's theme: words to describe people.

looby (LOO-bee) noun

An awkward, clumsy, lazy fellow.

[From Middle English loby, from lob (bumpkin).]

-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)

"Who could give the looby such airs?" Jonathan Swift; A Dialogue Between Tom and Robin; 1730.

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A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice. -Edgar Watson Howe, novelist and editor (1853-1937)

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