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Noun

abbey-lubber

  1. (archaic): term of contempt for an able-bodied idler who grew sleek and fat from the charity of religious houses; sometimes applied to monks
    • 1681: This is no huge overgrown abbey-lubber. - John Dryden, The Spanish Fryar, III-iii

References

  • The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1914

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