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stumblebum

Noun

1 a second-rate prize fighter [syn: palooka]
2 an awkward stupid person [syn: lout, clod, goon, oaf, lubber, lummox, lump, gawk]

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English

Noun

  1. A blundering or awkward person
  2. An inept prizefighter
  3. A bum (homeless person)
    • 2006, Robert B. Parker, Hundred-Dollar Baby, Putnam, ISBN 0399153764, page 92,
      A bum came shambling past us....
      "Fucking stumblebums," Corsetti said....
      "Is 'stumblebum' the acceptable term for our indigent brothers and sisters?"
      "Sometimes I like 'vagrants,'" Corsetti said. "Depends on how much style they got."

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