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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 ?
When I went to Lunnon town sirs, Too rul loo rul Too rul loo rul Wasn't I done very brown sirs?
On entering the drawing-room she found the whole party at loo, and was immediately invited to join them; but suspecting them to be playing high, she declined it, for the short time she could stay below, with a book.
The Trojan host raised a hue and cry behind them when they saw the Achaeans bearing the body away, and flew after them like hounds attacking a wounded boar at the loo of a band of young huntsmen.
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.
You will never care any more about my one-eyed giant, Loo," said Fred at the end.
He had seen Kai Shang garrotte a man at Pai-sha in a dark alleyway back of Loo Kotai's place.
A watch of two me and an officer was always kept, whose duty it was to loo after the boats, keep up the fire, and guard against Indians Each in the party had his one hour every night.
Captain Kirk must turn up her lobster eyes forsooth at the idea of an honest round game (wherein me fawther, as pious a man as ever went to church, me uncle Dane Malony, and our cousin the Bishop, took a hand at loo, or whist, every night of their lives).
Toor rul lol loo, gammon and spinnage, the frog he wouldn't, and high cockolorum,' said the Dodger: with a slight sneer on his intellectual countenance.
Public loos are usually not very nice - give me a hotel loo any day of the week
A cost-effective public restroom that provides maximum function in minimal space, the Portland Loo was created by the City of Portland, Oregon, and recently received a patent for the design.