Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 22:05
See also: Loun


Etymology 1Edit

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


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 2Edit

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


loun (plural louns)

  1. (Ulster) boy, youth