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louche  audio  (lsh) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Of questionable taste or morality; decadent: "The rebuilt [Moscow hotel] is home to the flashy, louche Western disco Manhattan Express" (Liesl Schillinger).

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from Old French losche, squint-eyed, feminine of lois, from Latin luscus, blind in one eye


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