lu·​lu ˈlü-(ˌ)lü How to pronounce lulu (audio)
: one that is remarkable or wonderful
a lulu of a performance

Examples of lulu in a Sentence

joked that the streaker gave a lulu of a performance
Recent Examples on the Web The only win is a lulu — a near no-hitter for right-hander Storm Davis, the youngest Oriole who handcuffs the Tigers, 3-1. Mike Klingaman,, 24 June 2018 Ka’ena Point Trail: This trail lies about an hour northwest of Honolulu on Highway 93 (although Honolulu traffic can be a lulu, so timing may vary). Tom Bentley, The Mercury News, 25 Mar. 2017

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Word History


probably from Lulu, nickname from Louise

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lulu was in 1886

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“Lulu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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