This page is about the slang term louse

American English offensive!


an unpleasant or nasty person

For example

  • That guy Brian is such a louse. He lied to his grandmother, saying he needed money for an operation, and then bought a sportscar.

  • You'd have to be a real louse to fire a worker because she got sick.


This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

People called Philip a louse because he

a. helped people

b. cheated people

c. cured people
a) helped people b) cheated people c) cured people

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Contributor: Matt Errey