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Lulu

[LOO-loo]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Unknown, late 19th century

1.

An outstanding example of a particular type of person or thing.

Examples of Lulu in a sentence

"Every song this band performs is a lulu."

"That was a lulu of a book — I couldn't put it down!"

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About Lulu

Not much is known of the origins of the word "lulu." What is known, however, is it might have begun as slang or as a shortened pet name for the name Louise.

Did you Know?

If someone is outstanding in their field of practice, then they can be considered a lulu. The Nobel Prize, for example, is awarded to lulus from a variety of different backgrounds, including scientists, writers, and progenitors of peace.

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