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.


Benjamin Barrett