from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. boy, youth
  • v. To beat; thrash.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See lown.
  • To beat; thrash.
  • n. See loon.


Origin uncertain. Compare Scots lounder ("to deal heavy blows on, thrash"). (Wiktionary)
From either Scots loon ("boy, lad") or Middle Dutch loen ("fool, lout"). (Wiktionary)


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  • a boy, can also be loonie without any derogatory connotations

    July 18, 2007