[loo k-er] /ˈlʊk ər/

a person who .
Informal. a very attractive person.
noun (informal)
a person who looks
a very attractive person, esp a woman or girl

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.”


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