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or looey, louie

[loo-ee] /ˈlu i/
noun, Slang.
a lieutenant of the armed forces.
Origin of looie
1915-20; respelling of lieu(tenant) + -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • McGee smiled, wondering what would be their reaction should he announce that “a looie” was even now in their presence.

    Aces Up Covington Clarke
  • Do you want some smart looie to come up here and chase us out?

    Aces Up Covington Clarke
  • But it took me about ten minutes to see that my patent Oxfords, with the looie heels, was never going to do for this work.

    Believe You Me! Nina Wilcox Putnam
Slang definitions & phrases for looie



A lieutenant; loot2: They demoted me to second looey (WWI Army)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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