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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. 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: loon, diver]

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Loon \Loon\, n. [For older loom, Icel. l[=o]mr; akin to Dan. & Sw. lom.] (Zool.) 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. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "loon": Boeotian, aliene, bedlamite, block, borderline case, clod, crackbrain, crackpot, dement, demoniac, dimwit, dolt, donkey, dope, dullard, dumb cluck, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, energumen, fanatic, flake, fou, gowk, idiot, jobbernowl, kook, lackwit, lamebrain, lightweight, looby, loony, lunatic, madman, maniac, meshuggenah, niais, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nitwit, noddy, non compos, noncompos, nut, phrenetic, put, raving lunatic, screwball, stupid, thickwit, weirdo, witling




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