Date: Tue, 5 Dec 1995 11:05:06 -0500 From: Benjamin Barrett 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. yoroshiku Benjamin Barrett