lulu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Lulu Hurst.[1]

(fixed allowance): From the phrase in lieu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lulu (plural lulus)

  1. (slang) A remarkable person, object or idea.
    • 2013, Andrew Lycett, Ian Fleming, page 301:
      Seriously, I mean it: From Russia, With Love is a real wowser, a lulu, a dilly and a smasheroo.
  2. (slang) A very attractive or alluring person.
  3. (slang) A very bad mistake or error.
  4. (slang) A fixed allowance paid to a legislator in lieu of reimbursement for actual expenses.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “lulu”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

lulu

  1. imperative of luli

Fijian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lulu

  1. owl

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lulu f (plural lulus)

  1. (Quebec) twintail, pigtail; one of a pair of ponytails on the sides of the head
    Synonym: couette

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *duŋduŋ (sheltered).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lulu

  1. calm, peace
  2. shelter; safe place

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Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French loup.

Noun[edit]

lulu

  1. wolf
  2. werewolf

References[edit]

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Nupe[edit]

Lulu

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lulu

  1. cotton
  2. cotton plant
    Synonym: cigbàn lulu

Derived terms[edit]

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlu.lu/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ulu
  • Syllabification: lu‧lu

Verb[edit]

lulu impf (defective)

  1. (intransitive, childish, humorous) to sleep
    Synonym: spać

Further reading[edit]

  • lulu in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • lulu in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Samoan[edit]

Noun[edit]

lulu

  1. barn owl

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic لُؤْلُؤ (luʔluʔ, pearls).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lulu (n class, plural lulu)

  1. pearl

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baldi, Sergio (2020 November 30) Dictionary of Arabic Loanwords in the Languages of Central and East Africa (Handbuch der Orientalistik; Erste Abteilung: Der Nahe und der Mittlere Osten; 145), Leiden • Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 268 No. 2516

Yogad[edit]

Noun[edit]

lulú

  1. bubble; foam