Louche vs Rouche - What's the difference?

louche | rouche |

As a verb louche

is .

As a noun rouche is





(en adjective)
  • Of questionable taste or morality; decadent.
  • * 2012', "''Upstairs Downstairs'' hosts the Kennedys and Wallis Simpson (these days, in British culture, the archetypal '''louche American)." ( The other half lives, ''The Economist , February 25th)
  • Not reputable or decent.
  • * 1888', "The aunt will refuse; she will think the whole proceeding very '''louche !" (''The Aspern Papers , Henry James)
  • Raffish, rakish, or unconventional and slightly disreputable, in an attractive manner.
  • * “Anyone inside the business can also tell you that without Carine Roitfeld’s louche sexy styling Tom Ford’s Gucci might easily have come off looking like a high-end Club Monaco.” (The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/09/fashion/shows/09INTRO.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0)
  • Verb

  • (alcoholic beverages) To become cloudy when mixed with water, due to the presence of anethole. This is known as the .
  • Certain anise-flavored drinks have developed a mystique based on the exotic appearance of louching .

    See also

    * (Ouzo effect) ----