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looie

or looey, louie

[loo-ee] /ˈlu i/
noun, Slang.
1.
a lieutenant of the armed forces.
Origin of looie
1915-1920
1915-20; respelling of lieu(tenant) + -ie
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  • I am always telling my looey and Maggie to take you for their model, dear!

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 2 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Ullo, looey,' he said, bending and patting the muddy cheek. ''

    A Child of the Jago Arthur Morrison
  • A yard from her lay looey, sick and ailing in a new way, but disregarded.

    A Child of the Jago Arthur Morrison
  • Dicky took but another look at looey, and then slouched out.

    A Child of the Jago Arthur Morrison
  • looey could come to no harm lying on the bed for a few minutes.

    A Child of the Jago Arthur Morrison
  • Once or twice she thought of looey, but with native inertness she let the thought slip.

    A Child of the Jago Arthur Morrison
  • For the place of looey, forgotten, was supplied by Em, aged two.

    A Child of the Jago Arthur Morrison
  • looey brung it, the doctor never taking his eyes off'n Hank.

    Danny's Own Story Don Marquis
  • Since then looey always follers him around when he is that-a-way.

    Danny's Own Story Don Marquis
  • That night I like to of killed looey with that tommyhawk, I was feeling so good.

    Danny's Own Story Don Marquis
Word Origin and History for looey
n.

1916, American English, colloquial familiar form of lieutenant.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for looey

looey

noun

A lieutenant; loot2: They demoted me to second looey (WWI Army)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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