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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loon(noun)

    a worthless lazy fellow

  2. loon, diver(noun)

    large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes

  3. addle-head, addlehead, loon, birdbrain(noun)

    a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loon(noun)

    a sorry fellow; a worthless person; a rogue

  2. Loon(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [Scot. loun, lown, loon; akin to OD. loen a stupid man; prob. for an older lown, and akin to E. lame.]


  1. Loon

    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

  1. Loon

    lōōn, n. a low fellow: a rascal: (Scot.) a lad. [Old Dut. loen, a stupid fellow, lome, slow.]

  2. Loon

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michelle Malkin:

    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.

  2. Michelle Malkin:

    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.

  3. Hendrik Willem Van Loon:

    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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