Louched vs Vouched - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between louched and vouched
is that louched
) while vouched
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)
To take responsibility for; to express confidence in; to witness; to obtest.
To warrant; to maintain by affirmations; to attest; to affirm; to avouch.
- They made him ashamed to vouch the truth of the relation, and afterwards to credit it.
To back; to support; to confirm.
- I can vouch that the match took place.
To call into court to warrant and defend, or to make good a warranty of title.
- Me damp horror chilled / At such bold words vouched with a deed so bold.
(obsolete) To call; to summon.
* Sir T. Elyot
- He vouches' the tenant in tail, who ' vouches over the common vouchee.
To bear witness; to give testimony or full attestation.
* Jonathan Swift
- [They] vouch (as I might say) to their aid the authority of the writers.
To call as a witness.
- He will not believe her until the elector of Hanover shall vouch for the truth of what she has affirmed.
To assert; to aver; to declare.
- Vouch the silent stars and conscious moon.