• (RP) IPA: /ˈlɒb.stə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈlɑb.stɚ/


  1. red-colored, especially from a sunburn.


  1. A crustacean of the Nephropidae family, dark green or blue-black in colour turning bright red when cooked, with a hard shell and claws, which is used as a seafood.
    • 1991, Markus Grosskopf, "Shit and Lobster", Helloween, Pink Bubbles Go Ape.
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  2. A crustacean of the Palinuridae family, pinkish red in colour, with a hard, spiny shell but no claws, which is used as a seafood.
  3. (slang, historical) A soldier or officer of the imperial British Army (due to their red or scarlet uniform).
  4. (slang) An Australian twenty dollar note, due to its reddish-orange colour.
Synonyms Translations Verb

lobster (lobsters, present participle lobstering; past and past participle lobstered)

  1. To fish for lobsters.

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