Definition of leave-looker in English:

leave-looker

noun

  • A municipal officer in several boroughs of north-west and west central England and North Wales, having certain duties of inspection.

Origin

Late Middle English. From leave + looker, probably with reference to the officer's powers of checking and granting permission to sell goods.

Pronunciation

leave-looker

/ˈliːvˌlʊkə/