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louis

[ loo-ee; French lwee ]
/ ˈlu i; French lwi /
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noun, plural lou·is [loo-eez; French lwee]. /ˈlu iz; French lwi/.

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Origin of louis

First recorded in 1680–90

Definition for louis (2 of 2)

Louis
[ loo-is or, for 2, loo-ee ]
/ ˈlu ɪs or, for 2, ˈlu i /

noun

Joe Joseph Louis Barrow, 1914–81, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1937–49.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “loud battle.”
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British Dictionary definitions for louis (1 of 2)

louis
/ (ˈluːɪ, French lwi) /

noun plural louis (ˈluːɪz, French lwi)

short for louis d'or

British Dictionary definitions for louis (2 of 2)

Louis
/ (ˈluːɪs) /

noun

Joe, real name Joseph Louis Barrow, nicknamed the Brown Bomber. 1914–81, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1937–49)
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