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Aug 23, 2012
This week's theme
Slang

This week's words
wiseacre
naff
suss
lulu
jazz

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lulu

PRONUNCIATION:
(LOO-loo)

MEANING:
noun: A remarkable person, idea, or thing.

ETYMOLOGY:
Perhaps from the nickname for Louise. Earliest documented use: 1886.

USAGE:
"I told my students about an incident from my boyhood, my first-ever interaction with a fungus, and it was a lulu."
Robert Klose; The Three-Legged Woman and Other Excursions in Teaching; University Press of New England; 2010.

See more usage examples of lulu in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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