look-see

[ loo k-see ]
/ ˈlʊkˌsi /

noun Informal.

a visual inspection or survey; look; examination: have a look-see.

Nearby words

  1. look who's talking,
  2. look-alike,
  3. look-down,
  4. look-in,
  5. look-over,
  6. look-through,
  7. lookalike,
  8. lookdown,
  9. lookee,
  10. looker

Origin of look-see

First recorded in 1880–85

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for look see

look-see

noun

informal a brief inspection or look
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for look see

look-see

n.

"inspection," 1865, "Pidgin-like formation" [OED], and first used in representations of English as spoken by Chinese, from look (v.) + see (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper