- looking glass,
Origin of looker
Examples from the Web for looker
In any case, she was a looker and Horace—with his blue eyes and his sweet-talking ways—won her over.
But you never know with Joanna Godden—maybe she'd sooner have a looker as knew nothing, and then she could teach him.Joanna Godden|Sheila Kaye-Smith
I have often met him since as a looker on at shows, and we have occasionally corresponded.All About Dogs|Charles Henry Lane
A "looker" does everything connected with sheep-tending at an inclusive payment of one shilling and sixpence an acre per annum.The Ingoldsby Country|Charles G. (Charles George) Harper
In the case of a leap like that made by Don, there was no suspense for the looker on, for the whole affair seemed to be momentary.The Adventures of Don Lavington|George Manville Fenn
He returned on parole and was a looker on at the siege of Yorktown but could not participate in that glorious victory.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
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."