Definition Of loon

noun

a large diving waterbird with a sleek black or gray head, a straight pointed bill, and short legs set far back under the body. Loons breed by lakes in northern latitudes and have wailing calls.

All other birds, from loons and penguins to woodpeckers and sparrows, are placed together in the third main lineage, the Neoaves.

a silly or foolish person.

Prizes should be delivered to the TV director who cut to their box in time to catch him grinning like a loon , boffing a balloon about with his feet and hands.

Example Of loon

  • Advice: do not wear and use hands-free kits for phones after dark unless you want people to think that you are a total loon .

  • All other birds, from loons and penguins to woodpeckers and sparrows, are placed together in the third main lineage, the Neoaves.

  • And for another, hanging them on your lapel makes you look like a dork, or worse yet a loon .

  • And I'd cheer too, waving like a loon from the sidelines.

  • And yes, we jumped up and down and hugged like absolute loons .


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