lookie–loo

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noun look·ie–loo \ˈlu̇-kē-ˈlü\
variants: or

looky–loo

Definition of lookie–loo

plural

lookie–loos

or

looky–loos

US, informal + often disparaging

  1. :  a person who looks at something: such asa :  a person who goes somewhere or stops to look at something (such as the scene of an accident) :  an intrusively curious onlooker —usually plural … to discourage the thousands of lookie-loos who once jammed the street to get a glimpse of the murder scene. — David W. Myersb :  a person who looks at something for sale without intending to buy it And how should you get your old house ready for “looky-loos” as well as the serious buyers? — Roger Showley

1977

First Known Use of lookie–loo

1977


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