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louche

[ loosh ]
/ luʃ /
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adjective

dubious; shady; disreputable.

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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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