look·​er | \ ˈlu̇-kər How to pronounce looker (audio) \

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 & Antonyms for looker


babe [slang], cutie (or cutey), dish, doll, dreamboat [slang], fox, glamour-puss, hottie, knockout, showstopper, ten



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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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The country singer's impressive vocals soon broke their cover as a huge crowd formed around them with on-lookers taking out their phones and recording the performance. Cara Zimmerman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon Go Undercover As Subway Performers in New York," 15 June 2017 The builder grade block plunked in the middle of her kitchen just didn't have enough flexible storage, and wasn't exactly a looker. Lauren Piro, Good Housekeeping, "A Builder Grade Island Gets a Stylish Storage Makeover," 24 May 2015 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

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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

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

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to make a temporary encampment

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