- dubious; shady; disreputable.
Origin of louche
Examples from the Web for louche
From this louche improbable source pours music of sublime beauty without one false note.Why Can’t Movies Capture Genius?
December 14, 2014
Both vaporiums I visited included areas to hang out it, like the louche opium dens of old.This Is Your E-Cigarette on Drugs
July 28, 2014
Akkari and Laban had long been disaffected with life in Denmark, a country they saw as louche and irreligious.The Repentant Radical
September 17, 2013
His louche take on style calls to mind the aftermath of a night spent clubbing or a pre-dawn, hung-over, walk of shame.Amy Winehouse’s Broken Beauty
July 26, 2011
Eventually, this short, louche novel that began with warmth and zest and cheekiness, wanders around aimlessly in magenta caftans.Gloria Vanderbilt Gets Kinky
June 23, 2009
M. de Montrond talks of returning to Louche to put his poor body in a bath.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835
Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
- shifty or disreputable
Word Origin and History for louche
"dubious, disreputable," 1819, from French louche "squinting," from Old French lousche, lois (12c.) "cross-eyed, squint-eyed, lop-sided," from Latin lusca, fem. of luscus "one-eyed," of unknown origin.