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

Origin of look-see

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby look-see

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How to use look-see in a sentence

  • No wonder the rape onlookers in Richmond were enjoying a free look-see while they filmed with their cell phones.

  • The pilot licked dry lips and wondered what would happen if he swung down there and just walked in for a look-see.

    Star Born | Andre Norton
  • The next morning we turned out early, and got our first real “look-see.”

  • Johnny did “look see,” and the thoughts that passed through his mind as he looked were strange indeed.

    Mystery Wings | Roy J. Snell
  • When you carry weapons like that for protection never put it in your pocket without a look-see.

    The Pagan Madonna | Harold MacGrath
  • Sitting on hands has never been my delight, so I exited the shuttler and went down the hill for another look-see.

    Attrition | Jim Wannamaker

British Dictionary definitions for look-see


  1. informal a brief inspection or look

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