loo

noun (1)
\ˈlü \

Definition of loo 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 : an old card game in which the winner of each trick or a majority of tricks takes a portion of the pool while losing players are obligated to contribute to the next pool

2 : money staked at loo

loo

verb
looed; looing; loos

Definition of loo (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to obligate to contribute to a new pool at loo for failing to win a trick

loo

noun (2)

Definition of loo (Entry 3 of 3)

chiefly British

First Known Use of loo

Noun (1)

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1680, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for loo

Noun (1)

short for obsolete English lanterloo, from French lanturelu twaddle

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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