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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
loon
noun
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ All the eye can see are evergreens, a placid body of water and the occasional loon.
▪ Rosie, the woman is crazy as a loon.
▪ The princess in the tower, the loon in the attic!
▪ Why add them, with their evocation of the doddering loon, slumped, with listless ear-trumpet, over the board table?
▪ Would you laugh like a loon at such stupid things?
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Loon

Loon \Loon\ (l[=oo]n), n. [Scot. loun, lown, loon; akin to OD. loen a stupid man; prob. for an older lown, and akin to E. lame.] A sorry fellow; a worthless person; a rogue.

Loon

Loon \Loon\, n. [For older loom, Icel. l[=o]mr; akin to Dan. & Sw. lom.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several aquatic, wed-footed, northern birds of the genus Urinator (formerly Colymbus), noted for their expertness in diving and swimming under water. The common loon, or great northern diver ( Urinator imber, or Colymbus torquatus), and the red-throated loon or diver ( Urinator septentrionalis), are the best known species. See Diver.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
loon

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

loon

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

Wiktionary
loon

Etymology 1 n. 1 idler, lout 2 (context chiefly Scotland Ulster English) boy, lad 3 (context chiefly Scotland English) harlot; mistress 4 (context chiefly Scotland English) simpleton 5 (context slang English) crazy or deranged person 6 (context Ireland English) English Soldier of an expeditionary army in Ireland. Etymology 2

n. (context US Canada English) Any of various birds, of the order ''Gaviiformes'', of North America and Europe that dive for fish and have a short tail, webbed feet and a yodeling cry.

WordNet
loon
  1. n. a worthless lazy fellow

  2. large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes [syn: diver]

  3. a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought [syn: addle-head, addlehead, birdbrain]

Wikipedia
Loon

The loons (North America) or divers (UK/Ireland) are a group of aquatic birds found in many parts of North America and northern Eurasia. All living species of loons are members of the genusGavia, familyGaviidae and orderGaviiformes.

Loon (disambiguation)

Loon is a group of aquatic birds also called diver.

Loon may also refer to:

Loon (rapper)

Amir Junaid Hawkins (born '''Chauncey Lamont Hawkins ''', June 20, 1975 in Harlem, New York) best known by his stage nameLoon, was an American rapper formerly signed to P. Diddy's Bad Boy Records. In 2004, he parted ways with Bad Boy Records starting his own label, Boss Up Entertainment. After having converted to Islam in 2009, he subsequently ended his music career. While on a trip to Brussels, he was arrested on November 22, 2011, and extradited to the United States and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for long-standing drug offences.

Loon (album)

Loon is the first album by rapper, Loon. It was released on October 21, 2003, through Bad Boy Records and was produced by Sean Combs, Roosevelt "Bink" Harrell, Scott Storch, Mario Winans and Loon. The album was a success, peaking at #6 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. "Down for Me", the single taken from the album, peaked at #28 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and #19 on the Hot Rap Tracks.

Loon (monkey)

Loon (September 16, 1979 – June 17, 2003) was a drill in the San Diego Zoo. He was trained to accept regular blood sampling and insulin injection in order to treat his diabetes mellitus.

Usage examples of "loon".

The surviving female of the triune, Dem Loa, took the sacrament and became an Aenean not many weeks after the Shared Moment.

Mr Constable, what the loons did to Robert Bruce the nicht afore last?

Bin Ria Dem Loa Alem, was the child of the current partnership -- although the biological child of which woman, I never discovered -- and that he was dying of cancer.

Bin Ria Dem Loa Alem will be entitled to full medical care at the Pax base at Bombasino.

At that moment, the man of the household -- young Alem Mikail Dem Alem -- came in with Dem Loa.

We were a strange procession -- Dem Ria and Dem Loa sweeping down the steep staircase ahead of me, then me carrying the flechette pistol and fumbling the rucksack on my back, then little Bin followed by his sister, Ces Ambre, then, carefully locking the trapdoor behind him, Alem Mikail Dem Alem.

But Doby is so looned, coke probably, that he could be nothing but for real.

He had expected either to find Loon Kow in his doorway, or to see the shop entirely dark.

He unlocked it with the pass-key, a useful implement which Loon Kow had given him for visits such as this.

Since Loon Kow seemed absent, Tam chose the big swivel-chair on the far side of the desk.

He was fixing a scene to indicate that Loon Kow had fought with the Mongol murderer and had finished the man who had stabbed him.

Aenea was gone when Dem Ria, Dem Loa, and the trooper on guard came into the room.

Father Clifton was younger than I, short -- but not as short as Dem Ria or Dem Loa or her race -- and pudgy, with thinning, sandy hair receding from his friendly, flushed face.

Dem Loa and Ces Ambre were sweeping up the layers of fatigue clothing, body armor, and huge boots and stuffing them in a laundry bag.

But then, I realized, I probably would not last more than thirty seconds with Dem Loa or Dem Ria either.