Friday, August 11, 2006


Louche (pronounced "loosh") means something that is of questionable moral taste or decadent. For example, you might have a louche club, a louche painting, or maybe even a louche lush.

The etymology of this word is fairly interesting: The word itself is French, coming from an old French word for "squint-eyed", which in turn came from the Latin luscus, meaning "blind in one eye". I suppose this means that the French squint at decadence. Not quite sure what that means, so I think I'll leave it alone.

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