look-see

[loo k-see]
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Origin of look-see

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for look see

look-see

noun
  1. informal a brief inspection or look
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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.).

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