Definition of look-see in English:

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look-see

Pronunciation: /ˈlo͝ok ˌsē/

noun

informal
A brief look or inspection: we are just about to take a little look-see around the hotel
More example sentences
  • This self-governing Australian external territory juts out, like a green volcanic periscope that has risen in mid-ocean for a look-see, approximately half way between Australia and New Zealand.
  • Now, I can't help but wonder if these people have a quick look-see, utter ‘boring’ and move on, or whether they're actually reading anything I bother to blather on about in here.
  • After Saturday brunch, we headed to Nottingham Castle then to the shops for a look-see.

Origin

Late 19th century: from, or in imitation of, pidgin English.

Words that rhyme with look-see

booksy

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Syllabification: look-see

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