Louche vs Rouche - What's the difference?
As a verb louche
As a noun rouche is
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)
(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 .
* (Ouzo effect)