Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A clumsy or stupid person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A clumsy, stupid person; an awkward bungler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fat, ungainly, stupid person; an awkward bungler.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An unwieldy, clumsy, stupid fellow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an awkward stupid person

Etymologies

Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • God knows what else they are going to dig up on this lummox.

    GOP senator wants Sanford to be impeached

  • Aside from a couple of supporting characters -- Tommy was a real standout for me with his lummox-like personality and humor -- no one beyond the main characters felt particularly real to me.

    Rabid Reads: "Whitechapel Gods" by S.M. Peters

  • A soldier with flaming-red hair aimed his rifle at the police station, and a big, ugly lummox pointed his handgun in the same direction.

    The Omega Theory

  • I was happy to serve, but it was a struggle to make ends meet in a country with no cleaners experienced in working with ermine, so I was delighted to be invited back to Westminster to help lift that lummox Gordon out of the mire into which he and Tony had led the country in my absence.

    Mandelson's memoirs: the alternative draft

  • I sent the big lummox packing, off to find himself an apartment that very night.

    Famous Female Artist

  • Don't be a big lummox -- buy all your Christmas stuff after January 1!

    Suggestions for Santa

  • She starred in all three as the hoity-toity wife of a lummox cab driver played by the unlovely but likeable William Bendix.

    Grace Bradley obituary

  • As I mentioned, Surly have lent me a "Big Dummy" as well as a cargo bicycle to haul this drooling, blathering lummox around with as he is too stupid to walk and as I sat near it recently I watched as a gentleman, seemingly oblivious to my presence, began eyeing it with considerable interest:

    BSNYC Post-Wednesday Boondoggle!

  • The Obama I know sees you, the law abiding gun owner, as nothing but a low-class lummox who is easily swayed by the flash of a smile and a ration of rosy rhetoric.

    Exclusive Video: Is This the Walking Record Whitetail?

  • He's intelligent, analytical, articulate, worldly; he isn't a mentally-challenged Barco-lounging lummox who robotically chants bumper-sticker slogans to rally the faithful to his cause while giving everyone else the finger.

    Chez Pazienza: Schoolyard Bullies

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.