Louse vs Louses - What's the difference?

louse | louses |


As nouns the difference between louse and louses

is that louse is a small parasitic wingless insect of the order phthiraptera while louses is (nonstandard).

As verbs the difference between louse and louses

is that louse is to remove lice from the body of a person or animal; to delouse while louses is (louse).

louse

English

(wikipedia louse)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • A small parasitic wingless insect of the order Phthiraptera .
  • (colloquial, dated, not usually used in plural form) A contemptible person; one who has recently taken an action considered deceitful or indirectly harmful.
  • Synonyms

    * (insect) (North America) cootie * (contemptible person) maggot, worm

    Derived terms

    * body louse * booklouse * crab louse * head louse * louser * lousy * pubic louse * sea louse * three skips of a louse

    Verb

    (lous)
  • To remove lice from the body of a person or animal; to delouse.
  • Synonyms

    * delouse

    louses

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • (nonstandard)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (louse)
  • Anagrams

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