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.”
Manage to obtain (something, or information) by using persuasion or guile: Steal (something) in a violent robbery or raid.
With its origin coming from the French blaguer ‘tell lies’ this word is also used as a noun: An act of using persuasion or guile to obtain something: A violent robbery or raid.
Affectedly dainty behaviour, primness: Speaking in a prissy manner, usually with pursed lips.
First used in the mid eighteenth century and attributed to David Garrick (1717–1779), actor and playwright mimping has fallen out of use and is now considered archaic.