from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A card game in which each player contributes stakes to a pool.
- n. Chiefly British A toilet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A toilet.
- n. A card game
- v. To beat in the game of loo by winning every trick.
- n. A hot, dusty wind in Bihar and the Punjab.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An old game played with five, or three, cards dealt to each player from a full pack. When five cards are used the highest card is the knave of clubs or (if so agreed upon) the knave of trumps; -- formerly called lanterloo.
- n. A modification of the game of “all fours” in which the players replenish their hands after each round by drawing each a card from the pack.
- transitive v. To beat in the game of loo by winning every trick.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dialectal (Scotch) form of love.
- n. A game of cards.
- n. The deposit, generally of three chips, which the players make in the pool in the game of loo.
- To beat in the game of loo, as a player that has declared.
- Same as halloo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a toilet in Britain
Short for obsolete lanterloo, from French lanturlu, a meaningless refrain, loo.
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown; possible origins include: (Wiktionary)
From Chinese (Wiktionary)
From Hindi, from Sanskrit (ulkā). (Wiktionary)