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look-see

[loo k-see] /ˈlʊkˌsi/
noun, Informal.
1.
a visual inspection or survey; look; examination:
have a look-see.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for looksee

look-see

noun
1.
(informal) a brief inspection or look
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look-see

n.

"inspection," 1865, "Pidgin-like formation" [OED], and first used in representations of English as spoken by Chinese, from look (v.) + see (v.).

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