Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity!
Lummox - n [Engl dial] Also sp lommix, lummix, lummucks, lummux chiefly Nth, N Midl, West An awkward or ungainly person; an oaf. 1889 Twain CT Yankee 382, As a rule, a knight is a lummux, and sometimes even a labrick. 1947 Ballowe The Lawd 186 LA, Git outer heah, you big lummux.
“Oh, my brother is such a lummox.”
“Lummox is just funny to say. LUMMOX!”
“How do you flummox a lummox?”
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Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985. Print.