Associations to the word «Louse»


LOUSE, noun. A small parasitic wingless insect of the order Phthiraptera.
LOUSE, noun. (colloquial) (dated) (not usually used in plural form) A contemptible person; one who has recently taken an action considered deceitful or indirectly harmful.
LOUSE, verb. To remove lice from the body of a person or animal; to delouse.
LOUSE AROUND, verb. (British) To slack off; be lazy; be a "parasite" to someone/something.
LOUSE UP, verb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) To mess up; to confuse; to put into a state of disorder.

Dictionary definition

LOUSE, noun. Wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals.
LOUSE, noun. A person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect.
LOUSE, noun. Any of several small insects especially aphids that feed by sucking the juices from plants.
LOUSE, noun. Wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds.

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