LOO

Etymology 1

Interjection

loo

A cry to urge on hunting dogs.

Verb

loo (third-person singular simple present loos, present participle looing, simple past and past participle looed)

(now dialect, used with at, upon or infinitive) To urge on with cries of loo or (figuratively) by other shouting or outcry.

Etymology 2

Noun

loo (uncountable)

Alternative form of lanterloo: the card game.

The penalty paid to the pool in lanterloo for breaking certain rules or failing to take a trick.

An act that prompts such a penalty.

A game of lanterloo.

(figuratively) Any group of people.

Verb

loo (third-person singular simple present loos, present participle looing, simple past and past participle looed)

(transitive) To beat in the card game lanterloo.

To pay a penalty to the pool for breaking certain rules or failing to take a trick in lanterloo.

(figurative, now dialect) To pay any penalty to any community.

Etymology 3

Noun

loo (plural loos)

(fashion, obsolete) A half-mask, particularly (historical) those velvet half-masks fashionable in the 17th century as a means of protecting women's complexion from the sun.

Etymology 4

Noun

loo

(India) A hot dust-bearing wind found in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and the Punjab.

Etymology 5

Noun

loo (plural loos)

(UK, Australia, NZ) A lavatory: a room used for urination and defecation.

(UK, Australia, NZ) A toilet: a fixture used for urination and defecation.

Synonyms

• (room): See bathroom

• (fixture): See toilet

Etymology 6

Noun

loo

Lieutenant.

Anagrams

• OOL

Proper noun

Loo (plural Loos)

A surname.

Statistics

• According to the 2010 United States Census, Loo is the 8977th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 3645 individuals. Loo is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (68.09%), Hispanic/Latino (11.58%), and Multi-racial (11.19%) individuals.

Anagrams

• OOL

Source: Wiktionary


Loo, n. Etym: [For older lanterloo, F. lanturelu, lanturlu, name of the game; orig., the refrain of a vaudeville.] (a) An old game played with five, or three, cards dealt to each player from a full pack. When five cards are used the highest card is the knave of clubs or (if so agreed upon) the knave of trumps; -- formerly called lanterloo. (b) A modification of the game of "all fours" in which the players replenish their hands after each round by drawing each a card from the pack.

Loo table, a round table adapted for a circle of persons playing loo.

Loo, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Looed; p. pr. & vb. n. Looing.]

Definition: To beat in the game of loo by winning every trick. [Written also lu.] Goldsmith.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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