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From Scots


lounder (third-person singular simple present lounders, present participle loundering, simple past and past participle loundered)

  1. (Britain, dialectal, chiefly Northern England, archaic) To beat; to deal a heavy blow; to whack
    • 1821, Sir Walter Scott, Tales of my Landlord: Old Mortality:
      "But Father," said Jenny, "if they come to lounder ilk ither as they did last time, suld na I cry on you?”
    • 1893, Robert Louis Stevenson, Catriona:
      Why is all this shame loundered on my head?
    • 1835, John Mackay Wilson, Wilson's Historical, Traditionary, and Imaginative Tales:
      And they a' laughed thegither, and I up wi' the belt, and I loundered them round the house and round the house, till one screamed and another screamed, and even their mother got to squeel loudest.


lounder (plural lounders)

  1. (Britain, dialectal, chiefly Northern England, archaic) A heavy blow
    • 1822, Ronald M'Chronicle (pseud.), Legends of Scotland:
      Deed, my bonny lass, I'll hae a kiss for a' my trouble at least,' and he caught her by the waist ; but she geed him sic a lounder o' the side o' the heed, that she garr'd him reel again
    • 2009, Popular Tales of the West Highlands, →ISBN:
      When he rose the third time, she struck him a lounder of the stick; the stick stuck to the dead man, and the hand stuck to the stick; and out they were.
    • 1827, William Tennant, Papistry storm'd: or, The Dingin' down o' the cathedral:
      He gave his lunzie sic a lounder As did the sillie man dumfounder.