Disreputable or sordid in a rakish or appealing way.
Originating from early 19th century French, louche literally translates to squinting.
“Fresh of face and louche of manner, they are equal parts Dickensian urchins and Wildean dandies.”
“Louche he may be but I am able to resist his charms and see him for what he is.”
A conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject./ A collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number of contributors.
Late 16th century (denoting a drinking party): via Latin from Greek sumposion, from sumpotēs ‘fellow drinker’, from sun- ‘together’ + potēs ‘drinker’.