Date: Tue, 5 Dec 1995 11:05:06 -0500
From: Benjamin Barrett Gogaku[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GNN.COM
Subject: Re: lugen
Is anyone familiar with the term "lugen" to mean 'a person of Lithuanian
descent'? It seems to be especially common in Chicago.
I'd never heard it and the American Heritage doesn't list it, but the
Shogakukan/Random House English-Japanese dictionary gives it as
slang/derogatory for EITHER a Lithuanian OR a person of Lithuanian descent.
It is spelled "lugan" in this dictionary. No etymology is given.