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 lā- from source Classical Latin latrare, to bark
- a clumsy, stupid person
- a crazy person
- a boy
- a harlot
- a person of low rank
- a rogue
Origin of loonScottish lown, loun ; from Middle English lowen ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps or akin to Middle Dutch loen
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 lōmr.
One who is crazy or deranged.
Origin of loonProbably from loon1 (from its loud cry) and influenced by lunatic.
Of Scandinavian origin, akin to Old Norse lÃ³mr (“loon"), compare lament.