- an act or instance of looking something up, as information in a reference book or an online database.
Origin of lookup
1945–50 for an earlier sense; noun use of verb phrase look up
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Examples from the Web for lookup
Lookup, as well as Colonel Charteris,—of notorious memory in the annals of gaming and debauchery,—was from the north of the Tweed.
The eye of which Lookup had lost the use appeared as perfect as the other, even to a near observer.
Lookup, a notorious gambler, was struck down by apoplexy when playing at this game.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
F—d, the Clerk of the Arraigns, brought off Lookup when indicted for perjury.The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims