lug

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lug

slang A large, strong, typically bumbling or foolish person, especially a man. Sometimes used endearingly. You wouldn't be acting so cocky if that lug weren't here to back you up. Ah, come here and give me a hug, you big lug!

lug

(ləg)
n. a stupid male. (Possibly akin to the sense of “pull” = one who pulls or drags something as a laborer.) Is this lug bothering you, lady?
References in classic literature ?
Then back she came, lugging in her arms the Patchwork Girl, which she set upon the bench and propped up so that the figure would not tumble over.