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lookee

[loo k-ee] /ˈlʊk i/
interjection
1.
Older Use. looky.

looky

or lookee

[loo k-ee] /ˈlʊk i/
interjection, Older Use.
1.
look; look here.
Origin of looky
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; alteration of imperative look ye!
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  • lookee, there is for ever a stop at this hole by St. Clement's Church.

  • Now, lookee hyar—jest you take them two gals o' mine for thirty dollars, and you'll jest double your money from king Abinoka.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • Now lookee, sir, I've been fourteen stun nine for the last eleven years—not a hounce more or less.

  • Now lookee here, the question being whether you're to be let to live—You know what a file is?

  • lookee 'ere, Liz, don't you talk about the old man being cumpny, not till you know wot sich "cumpny" is.

  • lookee, Tom, and he fetched up a gold eagle from out of his breeches pocket.

    Within the Capes Howard Pyle
  • lookee here, the cousin's a-coming to-morrow and I've been and promised he should see you.

    A Terrible Temptation Charles Reade
  • When we were looking at the ostriches in their cage Swatty got close beside me and said: "lookee here!"

    Swatty Ellis Parker Butler
  • But presently he stopped, and offered a composition: "You lookee here, Missis Groves," he said.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan
  • "Now lookee here, George," said the man, turning quickly round upon him and tapping him on the breast with a large forefinger.

    Bleak House

    Charles Dickens

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