louche


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louche

 (lo͞osh)
adj.
Of questionable morality or repute: "The rebuilt [Moscow hotel] is home to the flashy, louche Western disco Manhattan Express" (Liesl Schillinger).

[French, from Old French losche, squint-eyed, feminine of lois, from Latin luscus, blind in one eye.]

louche

(luːʃ)
adj
shifty or disreputable
[C19: from French, literally: squinting]

louche

(luʃ)

adj.
disreputable; shady.
[1810–20; < French: literally, cross-eyed; Old French losche, feminine of lois < Latin luscus blind in one eye]
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Adj.1.louche - of questionable taste or morality; "a louche nightclub"; "a louche painting"
disreputable - lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
Translations

louche

[luːʃ] ADJ [person, place] → de mala fama

louche

[ˈluːʃ] adj (= disreputable) → louche

louche

adj (= disreputable) person, placeverrufen, berüchtigt
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