Definition of louche in English:


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Pronunciation: /luːʃ


  • Disreputable or sordid in a rakish or appealing way: the louche world of the theatre
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    • If you can't dance, stand at the bar and look louche.
    • He made no apologies for his rackety lifestyle, his liking for louche and even sleazy companions, his lavish consumption of cigars, brandy and champagne.
    • Lounge lizards will welcome this louche downtown bar boasting one of North America's largest vodka selections not to mention world-class wines.



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  • Ray's writing has the same exoticism, the same intellectual loucheness.
  • This is probably the coolest film ever made: its quality of loucheness is unsurpassed.
  • But if Byron was celebrated for his amorality and loucheness, so was the city he surveyed that drizzly November afternoon.


early 19th century: from French, literally 'squinting'.

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