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lanterloo

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EtymologyEdit

French lanturlu, originally the refrain of a sixteenth-century song.

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NounEdit

lanterloo (countable and uncountable, plural lanterloos)

  1. (countable) A meaningless chant or refrain.
    • 1963, Thomas Pynchon, V.
      The helmsman began to sing a monotonous, Levantine lanterloo.
  2. (uncountable, card games) A trick-taking card game popular in 17th century England, where each player is dealt three or five cards.

SynonymsEdit

  • (card game): loo

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