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[lohs-tawft, -toft, -tuh f] /ˈloʊs tɔft, -tɒft, -təf/
a seaport in NE Suffolk, in E England: famous for a type of china. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Paul Montague had been a fool to suggest Lowestoft, but his folly had been natural.

    The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
  • Some have said that the towns of Yarmouth and Lowestoft only have taken 40,000 last in a season.

  • They were speaking of an attack on Lowestoft by the German Fleet.

  • "I went to Yarmouth and Lowestoft this summer," she informed him, crushingly.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • "I did not know that you were thinking of coming to Lowestoft," said Roger in a voice that was needlessly severe.

    The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
  • The streets of Lowestoft were sloppy and half-deserted as we drove through them.

    Dross Henry Seton Merriman
  • In the afternoon John took his bride to Lowestoft, and brought her back to all the glories of his own house on the following day.

    The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
  • So here is a Lowestoft Reporter for you: and you may never have it after all.

  • Mr. Carbury did take it upon himself to rebuke you for showing yourself on the sands at Lowestoft with such a one as I am?

    The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for Lowestoft


a fishing port and resort in E England, in NE Suffolk on the North Sea. Pop: 68 340 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Lowestoft

type of porcelain, named for a town in Suffolk where it was made from 1757.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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