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loon 1

 (lo͞on)
n.
Any of several fish-eating diving birds of the genus Gavia of northern regions, having a short tail, webbed feet, and a laughlike cry.

[Perhaps alteration of dialectal loom, guillemot, diver, from Old Norse lōmr.]

loon 2

 (lo͞on)
n. Informal
A person who is foolish or crazy.

[Probably from loon (from its loud cry) and influenced by lunatic.]

loon

(luːn)
n
(Animals) the US and Canadian name for diver3
[C17: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse lōmr]

loon

(luːn)
n
1. informal a simple-minded or stupid person
2. dialect Northeast Scot a lad
3. (Historical Terms) archaic a person of low rank or occupation (esp in the phrase lord and loon)
[C15: origin obscure]

loon1

(lun)

n.
any of several large, ducklike diving birds of the order Gaviiformes, nesting along fresh water in colder regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
[1625–35; appar. alter. of dial. loom < Old Norse lōmr]

loon2

(lun)

n.
a crazy or simple-minded person.
[1400–50; late Middle English lowen, perhaps < Old Norse lūinn worn, tired]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loon - a worthless lazy fellowloon - a worthless lazy fellow    
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
2.loon - large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes
gaviiform seabird - seabirds of the order Gaviiformes
Gavia, genus Gavia - type genus of the Gavidae: loons
3.loon - a person with confused ideasloon - a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought
misfit - someone unable to adapt to their circumstances

loon

noun
Informal. A person regarded as strange, eccentric, or crazy:
Informal: crank, loony.
Translations
kuikka
nur

loon

[luːn] N
1. (= fool) → bobo/a m/f
2. (= bird) → somorjugo m

loon

1
n (Orn) → Seetaucher m

loon

2
n (inf)Blödmann m (inf)
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