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loon

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noun \ˈlün\

Definition of loon

  1. 1 :  lout, idler

  2. 2 chiefly Scotland :  boy

  3. 3a :  a crazy personb :  simpleton

Origin and Etymology of loon

Middle English loun


First Known Use: 15th century


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loon

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Definition of loon

  1. :  any of several large birds (genus Gavia of the family Gaviidae) of Holarctic regions that feed on fish by diving and have their legs placed far back under the body for optimal locomotion underwater

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Origin and Etymology of loon

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse lōmr loon


First Known Use: 1634


LOON Defined for Kids

loon

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noun \ˈlün\

Definition of loon for Students

  1. :  a large diving bird that eats fish and has a black head and a black back spotted with white



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