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Slang

lousy

This page is about the slang term lousy

Meaning

very bad, of very poor quality

For example

  • We saw a really lousy movie last night. It was a total waste of time.

  • I felt lousy all morning, but after lunch I felt a bit better.

Origin: figurative use of the word "lousy", the literal meaning of which is "infested with lice"

Quick Quiz

We had a lousy time in Greece because

a. the weather was beautiful

b. the weather was terrible

c. the weather was OK

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey