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Louis

[loo-is or for 2, loo-ee] /ˈlu ɪs or for 2, ˈlu i/
noun
1.
Joe (Joseph Louis Barrow) 1914–81, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1937–49.
2.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “loud battle.”.
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British Dictionary definitions for j. louis

louis

/ˈluːɪ; French lwi/
noun (pl) louis (ˈluːɪz; French) (lwi)
1.
short for louis d'or

Louis

/ˈluːɪs/
noun
1.
Joe, real name Joseph Louis Barrow, nicknamed the Brown Bomber. 1914–81, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1937–49)
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Word Origin and History for j. louis

Louis

masc. proper name, from French Louis, from Old French Loois, probably via Medieval Latin Ludovicus, a Latinization of Old High German Hluodowig, literally "famous in war" (cf. Clovis; for etymology, see Ludwig). Louis Quatorze (1855) refers to styles reminiscent of the time of King Louis XIV of France (1643-1715).

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