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Jan 13, 2006
This week's theme
Words to describe people

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fussbudget
rident
rangy
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looby

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looby

(LOO-bee) Pronunciation Sound Clip

noun: An awkward, clumsy, lazy fellow.

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

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

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