louche

[ loosh ]
/ luʃ /
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adjective

dubious; shady; disreputable.

Nearby words

  1. lotze,
  2. lotze, rudolf hermann,
  3. lou,
  4. lou gehrig's disease,
  5. louangphrabang,
  6. loud,
  7. loud and clear,
  8. loud mouth,
  9. loud-hailer,
  10. louden

Origin of louche

1810–20; < French: literally, cross-eyed; Old French losche, feminine of lois < Latin luscus blind in one eye

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British Dictionary definitions for louche

louche

/ (luːʃ) /

adjective

shifty or disreputable

Word Origin for louche

C19: from French, literally: squinting

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Word Origin and History for louche

louche

adj.

"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.

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