Complete Definition of "abbey-lubber"

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Noun
abbey-lubber
#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. - w:John Dryden|John Dryden, The Spanish Fryar, III-iii

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R:Century 1914

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