any of an order (Gaviiformes) of fish-eating diving birds, with a sharp bill and webbed feet, found mainly in subarctic regions: noted for its weird cry
Origin of loonaltered (by associated, association with loon) ; from earlier loom ; from Old Norse lomr ; from Indo-European echoic base an unverified form l?- from source Classical Latin latrare, to bark
- a clumsy, stupid person
- a crazy person
- Scot. a boy
- Archaic a rogue
Origin of loonScottish lown, loun ; from Middle English lowen ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps or akin to Middle Dutch loen
One who is crazy or deranged.
Origin of loonProbably from loon1 (from its loud cry) and influenced by lunatic.
Any of several fish-eating diving birds of the genus Gavia of northern regions, having a short tail, webbed feet, and a laughlike cry.
Origin of loonPerhaps alteration of dialectal loom, guillemot, diver, from Old Norse l&omacron;mr.
Of Scandinavian origin, akin to Old Norse lÃ³mr (“loon"), compare lament.