plural lewks
: a fashion look (see look entry 2 sense 2c) that is distinctive to the wearer and that is noticeable and memorable to others
Sitting in the lobby of the Mercer Hotel just before the most recent New York Fashion Week, where Mr. [Brad] Goreski was a constant … presence, he explained: "A 'lewk' is like, 'I'm wearing a lewk today,' it's something that everybody will notice. …"Ben Widdicombe
To use the term of art, a lewk is a personal style signature so individual it's almost indivisible from you.Véronique Hyland
And yet, the secret to nailing an airport lewk is easier than one thinks: It's all in the travel bag.Christian Allaire and Madeline Fass
But if you have an important event, these things do help give you a lewk instead of just a look.Rachel Dratch

Examples of lewk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stepping out in a head-to-toe lewk in New York City on the Marry Me press tour, the singer-actor-mogul donned an emerald wrap coat that perfectly matched her crocodile handbag and the flowing floral dress underneath. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 7 Feb. 2022 Paging all Hailey Bieber fans: the Rhode founder had a meeting on October 3, and on the agenda was serving an absolute fashion icon lewk. Abby Dupes, Seventeen, 4 Oct. 2022 Wear your Skechers and your Prada backpack for our Free Photobooth, or don your best late 90s/Y2K lewks. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 12 May 2023 Give the layering set a go and build your lewk from there. Rebecca Brown, Glamour, 16 Sep. 2021 Childish Gambino became Stylish Gambino over the weekend when Donald Glover attended Beyoncé's Renaissance release party in what can only be described as a lewk. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 9 Aug. 2022 Pair with strappy faux-high-waisted bottoms for a total lewk. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 22 Feb. 2023 The next dress is a tight sheath with a bouncy train stapled to the back as though a Fire Island drag queen tucked the curtains into her knickers for a lewk, hunty!!!! Brian Moylan, Vulture, 2 Sep. 2021 First up: Granny, truly serving a lewk! Derek Lawrence,, 8 June 2021 See More

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Word History


alteration of look entry 2

First Known Use

2009, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lewk was in 2009

Dictionary Entries Near lewk

Cite this Entry

“Lewk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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