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
Origin of loonPerhaps alteration of dialectal loom, guillemot, diver, from Old Norse l&omacron;mr.
Origin of loonProbably from loon1 (from its loud cry) and influenced by lunatic.
Of Scandinavian origin, akin to Old Norse lÃ³mr (“loon"), compare lament.