or loo·ey, lou·ie


noun Slang.

a lieutenant of the armed forces.

Nearby words

  1. looby,
  2. looey,
  3. loof,
  4. loofah,
  5. loogie,
  6. look,
  7. look a gift horse in the mouth,
  8. look after,
  9. look alive,
  10. look as if butter wouldn't melt

Origin of looie

1915–20; respelling of lieu(tenant) + -ie

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Word Origin and History for looey



1916, American English, colloquial familiar form of lieutenant.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper