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or loo·ey, lou·ie

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noun Slang.
  1. a lieutenant of the armed forces.

Origin of looie

1915–20; respelling of lieu(tenant) + -ie
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Examples from the Web for looey

Historical Examples

  • 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

Word Origin and History for looey


1916, American English, colloquial familiar form of lieutenant.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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