лох

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Etymology 1[edit]

Recorded in Astrakhan and among Greben Cossacks. Discernably, a transferred meaning of Kalmyk лох (loh, aloe vera), which relates through the Kalmyk home in Dzungaria to Chinese 蘆薈芦荟 (lúhuì, “aloe vera”), see it for more.

Noun[edit]

лох (loxm inan (genitive ло́ха, nominative plural ло́хи, genitive plural ло́хов)

  1. oleaster, silverberry (Elaeagnus)
    Synonyms: лохови́на (loxovína), лохо́вник (loxóvnik), джида́ (džidá)
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  • Belarusian: лох (lox)
  • Czech: hlošina
  • Slovak: hlošina
  • Ukrainian: лох (lox)

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Etymology 2[edit]

From a Finnic language, compare Veps lohi, Finnish lohi, Estonian lõhe.

Noun[edit]

лох (loxm anim (genitive ло́ха, nominative plural ло́хи, genitive plural ло́хов)

  1. male Atlantic salmon
    Synonyms: сёмга (sjómga), лосо́сь (losósʹ)
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Fenya criminal argot; possibly an alteration of лопу́х (lopúx).

Noun[edit]

лох (loxm anim (genitive ло́ха or лоха́, nominative plural ло́хи or лохи́, genitive plural ло́хов or лохо́в)

  1. (slang, derogatory) stiff, simpleton, dummy; bogan, chav, redneck
  2. (slang, derogatory) loser
  3. (slang, derogatory) sucker, mark, someone who is easy to swindle or con
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