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loo 1

 (lo͞o)
n. pl. loos
A trick-taking card game in which each player contributes stakes to a pool and attempts to win at least one trick. A player who does not win at least one trick must add to the pool.

[Short for obsolete lanterloo, from French lanturlu, a meaningless refrain, loo.]

loo 2

 (lo͞o)
n. pl. loos Chiefly British
A toilet.

[Origin unknown.]

loo

(luː)
n, pl loos
Brit an informal word for lavatory1
[C20: perhaps from French lieux d'aisance water closet]

loo

(luː)
n, pl loos
1. (Card Games) a gambling card game
2. (Card Games) a stake used in this game
[C17: shortened form of lanterloo, via Dutch from French lanterelu, originally a meaningless word from the refrain of a popular song]

loo

(luː)
vb
a variant spelling of lou

loo1

(lu)

n., pl. loos, n.
1. a card game in which forfeits are paid into a pool.
2. the forfeit or sum paid into the pool.
v.t.
3. to subject to a forfeit at loo.
[1665–75; short for lanterloo < Dutch lanterlu < French lantur(e)lu orig., the refrain of a song]

loo2

(lu)

n., pl. loos. Brit.
[1935–40; of uncertain orig.]

loo


Past participle: looed
Gerund: looing

Imperative
loo
loo
Present
I loo
you loo
he/she/it loos
we loo
you loo
they loo
Preterite
I looed
you looed
he/she/it looed
we looed
you looed
they looed
Present Continuous
I am looing
you are looing
he/she/it is looing
we are looing
you are looing
they are looing
Present Perfect
I have looed
you have looed
he/she/it has looed
we have looed
you have looed
they have looed
Past Continuous
I was looing
you were looing
he/she/it was looing
we were looing
you were looing
they were looing
Past Perfect
I had looed
you had looed
he/she/it had looed
we had looed
you had looed
they had looed
Future
I will loo
you will loo
he/she/it will loo
we will loo
you will loo
they will loo
Future Perfect
I will have looed
you will have looed
he/she/it will have looed
we will have looed
you will have looed
they will have looed
Future Continuous
I will be looing
you will be looing
he/she/it will be looing
we will be looing
you will be looing
they will be looing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been looing
you have been looing
he/she/it has been looing
we have been looing
you have been looing
they have been looing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been looing
you will have been looing
he/she/it will have been looing
we will have been looing
you will have been looing
they will have been looing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been looing
you had been looing
he/she/it had been looing
we had been looing
you had been looing
they had been looing
Conditional
I would loo
you would loo
he/she/it would loo
we would loo
you would loo
they would loo
Past Conditional
I would have looed
you would have looed
he/she/it would have looed
we would have looed
you would have looed
they would have looed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loo - a toilet in Britainloo - a toilet in Britain      
john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet, bathroom, can - a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
Translations
záchod
wc
vessa
cabinetpetit coinWC
toalet
トイレ
화장실
stranišče
toa
ห้องน้ำ
nhà vệ sinh

loo

[luː] N (= toilet) → retrete m, wáter m (Sp), baño m (LAm)

loo

[ˈluː] n (British)w.-c mpl, petit coin
Where's the loo?
BUT Où sont les toilettes?.

loo

n (Brit inf) → Klo nt (inf); to go to the looaufs Klo gehen (inf); in the looauf dem Klo (inf)

loo

[luː] n (Brit) (fam) (toilet) → gabinetto, cesso

loo

مِرْحَاضٌ záchod wc Klo αποχωρητήριο inodoro, váter vessa WC toalet gabinetto トイレ 화장실 wc do toaleta casa de banho, toalete уборная toa ห้องน้ำ tuvalet nhà vệ sinh 厕所
References in classic literature ?
'I am sick of my life, Loo. I, hate it altogether, and I hate everybody except you,' said the unnatural young Thomas Gradgrind in the hair-cutting chamber at twilight.
You,' said Tom; 'you are a girl, Loo, and a girl comes out of it better than a boy does.
When he says to me what I don't like, I shall say to him, "My sister Loo will be hurt and disappointed, Mr.
'Not but what I shall be very unwilling, both to leave you, Loo, and to leave you here.
When I went to Lunnon town sirs, Too rul loo rul Too rul loo rul Wasn't I done very brown sirs?
Amongst these are the curious legends which I collected about the chain armour that saved us from destruction in the great battle of Loo, and also about the "Silent Ones" or Colossi at the mouth of the stalactite cave.
Loo,' but never 'Lee!' until we are reduced to the very last extremity, and are in the midst of difficulties, extrication from which appears to be all but impossible.
Guan Eng who is now Finance Minister filed three separate suits related to Loo's statements at a media conference on May 29, 2007 pertaining to the sale of the land.
A lack of public toilets is a risk to public health, claim campaigners Kirklees Council can waste PS80,000 on numptys checking green bins but won't spend a penny on loos.
It's such a simple idea, but it could make an enormous difference - and surely having easy access to a loo is the most basic of human rights?
Loo is a Swedish chef who has made the Philippines his home.