follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

looker

[loo k-er] /ˈlʊk ər/
noun
1.
a person who looks.
2.
Informal. a very attractive person.
Origin of looker
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; 1900-05 for def 2; see look, -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for looker
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The sight of the latter seemed to thrill the looker like an electric shock.

    Mlle. Fouchette Charles Theodore Murray
  • It is said that all martyrdoms seemed mean to the looker on.

    De Profundis Oscar Wilde
  • My business in this state Made me a looker on here in Vienna.

  • Another general term for a herdsman was looker, whence Luker.

    The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley
  • You can pay me for my house that your boy and his companions burnt down, said Mr. looker in angry tones.

  • There was no objection to being supported in one's suspicion that, after all, one was a "looker."

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • If you were a "looker," like Win, the best thing that could happen to you was never to come within eyeshot of Henry Croft.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • I have often met him since as a looker on at shows, and we have occasionally corresponded.

    All About Dogs Charles Henry Lane
  • No wonder they want a 'looker' to take the taste of him out of their mouths.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for looker

looker

/ˈlʊkə/
noun (informal)
1.
a person who looks
2.
a very attractive person, esp a woman or girl
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for looker
n.

Old English locere "one engaged in looking," agent noun from look (v.). Meaning "one who watches over" is from c.1300; that of "one who has a certain appearance" is late 15c. Slang meaning "attractive woman" attested from 1893. Looker-in (1927) was an early word for "television viewer."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for looker

looker

noun

  1. A good-looking person of either sex, but esp a woman: That waitress is a looker, a real dish (1902+)
  2. (also lookie-loo) A person who inspects merchandise but does not buy: A ''looker'' is to the used car lot what a browser is to a bookstore/ Yard/ garage/tag sales are plagued by ''lookie-loos'' (1940s+ Salespersons)

Related Terms

good-looker

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

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for looker

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for looker

10
11
Scrabble Words With Friends