Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[loid] /lɔɪd/
Welsh Legend. Llwyd.
Harold (Clayton)
[kleyt-n] /ˈkleɪt n/ (Show IPA),
1894–1971, U.S. actor.
(John) Selwyn (Brooke)
[sel-win] /ˈsɛl wɪn/ (Show IPA),
1904–78, British statesman.
a male given name: from a Welsh word meaning “gray.”.


[loidz] /lɔɪdz/
an association of independent English insurance underwriters, founded in London about 1688, originally engaged in underwriting only marine risks but now also issuing policies on almost every type of insurance.
Origin of Lloyd's
named after Edward Lloyd, 17th-century owner of a London coffeehouse that was frequented by insurers against sea risk Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Lloyd
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • What say you to young Lloyd—he lives within a stone's throw.

    The Cock and Anchor Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • But it was a soft wood, and Lloyd's was slow to rate it at its proper worth.

    All Afloat William Wood
  • Lloyd listened eagerly to his sentrys words, and believed them.

  • Lloyd, and men of his type, believed in regulation and control.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • Lloyd slipped from her chair and followed her mother out of the room, thankful for any excuse to make her escape.

    The Little Colonel's Holidays Annie Fellows Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for Lloyd


Clive (Hubert). born 1944, West Indian (Guyanese) cricketer; played in 110 tests (1966–84), scoring 7,515 runs; captained the West Indies in 74 tests and to two World Cup wins (1975, 1979)
Harold (Clayton). 1893–1971, US comic film actor
Marie, real name Matilda Alice Victoria Wood. 1870–1922, English music-hall entertainer


an association of London underwriters, set up in the late 17th century. Originally concerned exclusively with marine insurance and a shipping information service, it now subscribes a variety of insurance policies and publishes a daily list (Lloyd's List) of shipping data and news
Word Origin
C17: named after Edward Lloyd (died ?1726) at whose coffee house in London the underwriters originally carried on their business
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Lloyd

male proper name, from Welsh Llwyd, literally "gray," from PIE *pel- "pale" (see pallor). Lloyd's, meaning the London-based association of marine underwriters, is first recorded as such 1805, from Lloyd's Coffee House, Tower Street, London, opened in 1688 by Edward Lloyd, who supplied shipping information to his patrons.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Lloyd

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Lloyd

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for lloyd