lu·​lu | \ ˈlü-(ˌ)lü How to pronounce lulu (audio) \

Definition of lulu

: one that is remarkable or wonderful a lulu of a performance

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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,, "Remembering 1983: A look at the Orioles' world championship for the week of June 24-30," 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, "Trail Mix: An Oahu hike — plus margaritas," 25 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of lulu

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lulu

probably from Lulu, nickname from Louise

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“Lulu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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