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louche

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From French louche

Adjective

louche (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
louche

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. of questionable taste or morality; decadent
  2. not reputable or decent
    • 1888, "The aunt will refuse; she will think the whole proceeding very louche!" (The Aspern Papers, Henry James)

Verb

Infinitive
to louche

Third person singular
louch

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to louche (third-person singular simple present louch, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To become cloudy when mixed with water, due to the presence of anethole.
    Certain anise-flavored drinks have developed a mystique based on the exotic appearance of louching.

French

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old French lousche, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] lusca, feminine of luscus (one-eyed) ( > Old French lois).

Adjective

louche m. (f. louche, m. plural louches, f. plural louches)

  1. shady, dubious, seedy
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) cloudy

Noun

louche f. (plural louches)

  1. (in a liquid) cloudiness due to a suspension of fine particles

Etymology 2

A dialectal (Norman-Picard) form of Old French louce, loce, from Frankish *lōtja.

Noun

louche f. (plural louches)

  1. ladle

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