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  1. a male given name, form of Louis.
  2. a female given name, form of Louise.


  1. Henry LouisLou, 1903–41, U.S. baseball player.
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  • But if you've got twenty or thirty pounds handy just now—I tell you what I'll do, Lou.

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • "I know what you mean, Lou," he said, with an affectionate attempt at placation.

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • "I did not have a chance to say one word to him," said Lou, disappointedly.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton

    Laura Jean Libbey

  • He was powerful mad with me, but he seen that I meant like I said, so Lou can keep her doll.


    Eliot H. Robinson

  • Now doctor I must tell you about little Lou and the wonderful doll you sent to her.


    Eliot H. Robinson

British Dictionary definitions for lou



  1. a Scot word for love
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