[ loo k-er ]
/ ˈlʊk ər /


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

Origin of looker

1300–50; Middle English; 1900–05 for def 2; see look, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for looker


/ (ˈlʊkə) /

noun informal

a person who looks
a very attractive person, esp a woman or girl
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Word Origin and History for looker



Old English locere "one engaged in looking," agent noun from look (v.). Meaning "one who watches over" is from c.1300; that of "one who has a certain appearance" is late 15c. Slang meaning "attractive woman" attested from 1893. Looker-in (1927) was an early word for "television viewer."

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