lookit

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-standard pronunciation of look + at (that).

Interjection[edit]

lookit

  1. (colloquial, informal, Canada, US, Ireland) look, listen; see here, pay attention; the thing is, to be honest
  2. (colloquial, informal, Canada, US) behold!; look at that; look here or there; look!
    • 2010, Anel Viz, Fairies in the Bottom of the Garden, page 18:
      He went right on cackling, "Lookit lookit lookit. Oh Jesus, lookit. Lookit lookit." The blast had shattered all the windows, and flames were shooting out of all of them.

Usage notes[edit]

In 1999, William Safire called lookit "a widely used, if somewhat outdated, urban Americanism".[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ William Safire, "On Language" New York Times Magazine, 13 June 1999