lookdown

noun
look·​down | \ ˈlu̇k-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce lookdown (audio) \

Definition of lookdown

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a silvery carangid fish (Selene vomer) chiefly of the Atlantic having a laterally compressed deep body and steeply sloping facial profile

look down

verb
looked down; looking down; looks down

Definition of look down (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to be in a position that affords a downward view
2 : to regard with contempt : despise used with on or upon

First Known Use of lookdown

Noun

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lookdown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lookdown. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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