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
- To beat in the game of loo, as a player that has declared.
- Same as halloo.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a toilet in Britain
I just shook my head and headed down to what she called the loo.
Not every one who uses a disabled loo is in a wheel chair, some people might want to use it for other reasons (a diabetic traffic officer who is perfectly safe if they mange their condition with insulin springs to mind).
Everything else has long since changed; the cards pulped (or worse), but at least the loo is still there.
So I ring up my doctor and make an appointment and decide, considering time away from the loo is not an option, to lash down on the bike.
The number 100 is not dissimilar in appearance to the word loo, and there were plenty of servicemen from the U.S.A. and England in Italy from 1943 onwards.
The etymology of the word loo is perhaps the greatest mystery of all in this field of vocabulary.
The bourdalou, after all, was a thing, not a place, used when the place in question -- the "loo" -- was inaccessible; used, indeed, in lieu of same.
I don’t know why no-one has thought of this before: people who don’t need to use a toilet lining up in front of a mock loo is the obvious way to tackle a global sanitation crisis.
The loo is out of the question for me as I’m usually in and out rather swiftly, but the train is probably second-best as I’m quite often in either work or homework mode.
Northerly hot winds called loo blow across the south during the day in the summer, causing dust storms with wind velocities between 60 and 110 miles per hour (mph).
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