a worthless lazy fellow
large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes
addle-head, addlehead, loon, birdbrain(noun)
a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought
a sorry fellow; a worthless person; a rogue
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 (U. septentrionalis), are the best known species. See Diver
Origin: [Scot. loun, lown, loon; akin to OD. loen a stupid man; prob. for an older lown, and akin to E. lame.]
The loons or divers 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 genus Gavia, family Gaviidae and order Gaviiformes.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lōōn, n. a low fellow: a rascal: (Scot.) a lad. [Old Dut. loen, a stupid fellow, lome, slow.]
lōōn, n. a genus of web-footed aquatic birds, the Divers, with short wings, and legs placed very far back—also Loom.—n. Loon′ing, the cry of a loon, like the howl of a wolf, ominous of evil. [Ice. lómr, prob. influenced by loon, as above, from their awkward walk on land.]
The numerical value of loon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of loon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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She was an untenured and unhinged loon whose anti-Semitic diatribes and barely literate social media rantings shamed Oberlin and all of American higher education.
Good riddance to Joy Karega, she was an untenured and unhinged loon whose anti-Semitic diatribes and barely literate social media rantings shamed Oberlin and all of American higher education.
Great Britain, an island off the Dutch coast, which is responsible for the happiness of fully one-quarter of the human race. Per: Van Loon's Geography, Copy-write 1932. Garden City Publishing, Copy-write 1937; Page-216.
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- seko, hullu, sekopää, kuikkaFinnish
- fou, plongeon, huardFrench
- gila, loonIndonesian
- fannullone, tuffetto, scemo, strolaga, matto, gavia, stolto, svassoItalian
- getikte, gek, duikerDutch
- maangOjibwe, Ojibwa
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