Looby

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Looby An awkward, clumsy fellow; a lubber.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n looby An awkward, clumsy fellow; a lubber.
    • n looby The ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida.
    • looby Lubberly; gawky.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Looby lōōb′i a clumsy, clownish fellow
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Lob
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From root of lob.

Usage

In literature:

By copsody, Spain will yield, for they are but a race of loobies.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Looby's face grew pale, and his nether lip began to tremble.
"The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, Complete" by Tobias Smollett
By copsody, Spain will yield, for they are but a race of loobies.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book I." by Francois Rabelais
Drudge on, looby, drudge on.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
Some one, to be sure, may suggest "~Looby-Looby~," which has but to be named when all are ready and eager.
"Children's Rhymes, Children's Games, Children's Songs, Children's Stories" by Robert Ford
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In news:

Christopher Looby appears in the following.
Advocate for veterans Bob Looby named to N.J. Vietnam Memorial board.
Bob Looby Hunterdon County Democrat.
Eileen Looby of Lake Forest, Ill. And Brian Weber of Chicago announce their upcoming marriage.
Former Homer resident Les Lee Looby , 65, of Minneapolis passed away June 8, 2012.
Mikel "Mike" Dee Looby , 66, of Duncan, Ariz.
George Looby , long time resident of Chesterton, passed away October 13, 2008 at VNA Hospice in Valparaiso.
He was born February 11, 1920 in Chicago, the son of Robert Lee and Vitta (Staal) Looby , both of whom preceded him in death.
Christopher Looby appears in the following.
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