joe louis


noun

  1. JoeJoseph Louis Barrow, 1914–81, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1937–49.
  2. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “loud battle.”

noun plural louis (ˈluːɪz, French lwi)

  1. short for louis d’or

noun

  1. Joe, real name Joseph Louis Barrow, nicknamed the Brown Bomber. 1914–81, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1937–49)

masc. proper name, from French Louis, from Old French Loois, probably via Medieval Latin Ludovicus, a Latinization of Old High German Hluodowig, literally “famous in war” (cf. Clovis; for etymology, see Ludwig). Louis Quatorze (1855) refers to styles reminiscent of the time of King Louis XIV of France (1643-1715).

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