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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Looby.
 
A simpleton. (Welsh, llob, a dolt.)   1
       
“The spendthrift and the plodding looby,
The nice Sir Courtly, and the booby.”
       
Hudibras: Redivivus (1707).
 


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