looie

or loo·ey, lou·ie

[ loo-ee ]
/ ˈlu i /

noun Slang.

a lieutenant of the armed forces.

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Origin of looie

1915–20; respelling of lieu(tenant) + -ie
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Example sentences from the Web for looie

  • McGee smiled, wondering what would be their reaction should he announce that “a Looie” was even now in their presence.

    Aces Up|Covington Clarke
  • Do you want some smart Looie to come up here and chase us out?

    Aces Up|Covington Clarke
  • But it took me about ten minutes to see that my patent Oxfords, with the Looie heels, was never going to do for this work.

    Believe You Me!|Nina Wilcox Putnam