loused

[ noun lous; verb lous, louz ]SEE DEFINITION OF loused
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOUSED

Just one fearful mistake and a whole squadron could be loused up.

She knew, of course, that he was loused up; but she didn't say anything.

You've loused up the economy of this nation and every other civilized nation.

But you've loused up your own life and the life of Martha Bagley.

WORD ORIGIN

"parasitic insect infecting human hair and skin," Old English lus, from Proto-Germanic *lus (cf. Old Norse lus, Middle Dutch luus, Dutch luis, Old High German lus, German Laus), from PIE *lus- "louse" (cf. Welsh lleuen "louse"). Slang meaning "obnoxious person" is from 1630s. The plural lice (Old English lys) shows effects of i-mutation. The verb meaning "to clear of lice" is from late 14c.; to louse up "ruin, botch" first attested 1934, from the literal sense (of bedding), from 1931.

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