Loon



[loon] /lun/

noun
1.
any of several large, short-tailed, web-footed, fish-eating diving birds of the genus Gavia, of the Northern Hemisphere.
[loon] /lun/
noun
1.
a crazy or simple-minded person.
/luːn/
noun
1.
the US and Canadian name for diver (sense 3)
/luːn/
noun
1.
(informal) a simple-minded or stupid person
2.
(Northeast Scot, dialect) a lad
3.
(archaic) a person of low rank or occupation (esp in the phrase lord and loon)
n.

large diving bird (especially the Great Northern Diver), 1630s, from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian lom, from Old Norse lomr).

“crazy person,” mid-15c., lowen “rascal,” of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Dutch loen “stupid person.”

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