Definition of looky-loo in English:

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looky-loo

Pronunciation: /ˈlo͝okēˌlo͞o/
(also lookie-loo)

noun

informal
1A person who, out of curiosity, lingers around the scene of an accident, etc., or strives to get a look into the private property of others, especially celebrities: the trespassing looky-loos caused her to build a fence around the front yard
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  • Here's a treat for all the North Shore's looky-loos: the popular Spring Designer Kitchen Tour.
  • Hopefully that was harsh enough to deter the looky-loos from inadvertently spoiling it for themselves.
  • For those of us looky-loos who can't resist such cinematic catastrophes, the film is one shameful delight.
1.1A person who seems interested in making a purchase, but whose actual intention is only to browse: a treat for all the North Shore’s looky-loos: the popular Spring Designer Kitchen Tour
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  • The Rangers are fielding offers, but most of the teams who are calling fall into the "looky-loo" category.
  • And we'd get about 40,000 looky-loos in four days.
  • In the blogosphere, looky-loos equal traffic.

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