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grufty jim
grufty jim
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Lummox?
Nov 24, 2002, 16:56
Isn't the word "lummox" (rather than "lummux")?

My etymology dictionary has this to say about it:

"1825, Eng. slang, perhaps from dumb ox, influenced by lumbering; or from E. Anglian dialectal form of lummock "move heavily or clumsily," of uncertain origin.

The regular dictionary defines it as "a clumsy person".

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