look·er | \ˈlu̇-kər \

Definition of looker 

1 : one that looks

2a : one having an appearance of a specified kind

b : one that has an attractive appearance

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Synonyms for looker


cutie (or cutey), dish, doll, fox, knockout

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Examples of looker in a Sentence

His girlfriend's a real looker. a college campus that has its fair share of lookers

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An angry young looker (Carlen Altman) and her tall, dorky brother (Perry) set off on a car trip to reclaim her stuff from the broadcasting professor who's just terminated their teacher-student romance. Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader, "Chicagoans / Comedy / Film / LGBTQ+ / Music / On Video Chicago Underground Film Festival at 25: A look back," 4 June 2018 In addition to hundreds of on-lookers, and dozens of clergy members, state and local officials were in attendance – including Gov. Eric Holcomb, U.S. Sens. Joe Donnelly and Todd Young and U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Noblesville finds hope for the future as healing begins after middle school shooting," 26 May 2018 There are megatanks teeming with aquatic lookers at all levels, and there are microtanks. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "'Underwater Beauty' at the Shedd is like a fantasy snorkeling trip on dry land — and no upcharge," 21 May 2018 At 6-foot-8 and 220 pounds, Michel Baez was definitely a looker. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cuban Michel Baez opening eyes in U.S. introduction," 29 July 2017 On-lookers press their faces and phones against their windows hoping to catch a glimpse of where Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight spent those torturous years in Castro's homemade prison. Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com, "Ariel Castro's former neighbors on Seymour Avenue are tired of being pointed at," 4 May 2018 An on-looker captured about one minute of the arrest on video. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Video shows Georgia police slamming ex-NFL player to the ground," 27 Apr. 2018 After the dance, the queen, maids and on-lookers enjoyed Italian cookies, muffulettas and refreshments. Sue Strachan, NOLA.com, "Tarantella, cookies and amore: Italian American Marching Club Pre-Parade Party," 6 Mar. 2018 More: What happens in your Kentucky garden during really cold weather A recent trip to St. Petersburg, Florida, to visit the Salvador Dali Museum drove home that over-the-fence-looker garden mentality in a stark and eye-opening way. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Being a gardener in Kentucky isn't so bad. Here's why," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of looker

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of looker was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of looker

: a person (especially a woman) who is very attractive

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