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[ look-er ]


  1. a person who looks.
  2. Informal. a very attractive person.


/ ˈlʊkə /


  1. a person who looks
  2. a very attractive person, esp a woman or girl

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Word History and Origins

Origin of looker1

1300–50; Middle English; 1900–05 looker fordef 2; look, -er 1

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Example Sentences

This conical burr model is a looker, but the real selling points are the three automatic grinding sizes—fine, medium, and coarse.

Look, it’s not your fault your router isn’t much of a looker.

From Time

In any case, she was a looker and Horace—with his blue eyes and his sweet-talking ways—won her over.

The early looker-in might have made a useful study of these shaky epistles,—scrawls painfully executed by milliners and toy-women.

He was a singer of comic songs at "smokers," and a frequent looker-in at the shilling dances at the Holburn Town Hall after class.

He got up and, like one who is but a helpless on-looker in a fevered dream, he went to the bars and gazed out.

In nothing is this more clear (to the looker-on at the game) than in the endless disputes concerning restrictions on commerce.

Well, my notion is that a little good-natured fun never hurts a pretty girl—and they say this one is some looker!


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