from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A stupid, sluggish, inactive person; a lob.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Low A dull, sluggish person; a lubber; a lob.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun dated A dull, sluggish person; a lubber; a lob.


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  • "...eventually I carried my point, though not without the use of some very warm expressions, such as the nautical lobcock and bugger.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 97

    March 3, 2008

  • To dye bleeding is all one as if a man should dye pissing. Good drink makes good bloud, so that pisse is nothing but bloud vnder age. Seneca and Lucan were lobcockes to choose that death of all other: a pigge or a hogge or anie edible brute beast a cooke or a butcher deales vpon, dyes bleeding. To dye with a pricke, wherewith the faintest hearted woman vnder heauen would not be kild, O God it is infamous.

    - Thomas Nashe, The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

    April 14, 2010