land lover vs landlubber : Common Errors in English

About land lover vs landlubber

“Lubber” is an old term for a clumsy person, and beginning in the 18th century sailors used it to describe a person who was not a good seaman. So the pirate expression of scorn for those who don’t go to sea is not “land lover” but “landlubber.”

landlubber Meaning(s)

  • (n) a person who lives and works on land
  • (n) an inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage

land lover in News

  • River a special part of history camp

    The Castle's annual week-long summer history camp is under way and this year's camp is not for land lover.
    on July 10, 2013 Source: The Marietta Times

landlubber in News

  • Anchor theft weighs on him

    Anchor theft weighs on him Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:26 pm, Sunday, July 7, 2013 Albany Joe Seger is a landlubber, has been all his life. Still, that didn't stop him from becoming the victim of an epic act of inland piracy. For nearly four decades, a hefty gray ship's anchor ...
    on July 8, 2013 Source: Albany Times Union

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