loun

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Origin uncertain. Compare Scots lounder (to deal heavy blows on, thrash).

Verb[edit]

loun (third-person singular simple present louns, present participle louning, simple past and past participle louned)

  1. (UK dialectal, chiefly Northern England) To beat; thrash.

Etymology 2[edit]

From either Scots loon (boy, lad) or Middle Dutch loen (fool, lout).

Noun[edit]

loun (plural louns)

  1. (Ulster) boy, youth