Definition of lurdan in English:

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lurdan

Pronunciation: /ˈlərdn/
(also lurdane) archaic

noun

An idle or incompetent person.
Example sentences
  • Looks to me like you're the lurdan here.

adjective

Lazy; good-for-nothing.
Example sentences
  • Whenever Africans try to economise their own resources, the overdeveloped countries, defensively defamate reason as lurdan, unhelpful, and primitive.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French lourdin, from lourd 'heavy', lort 'foolish', from Latin luridus 'lurid'.

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Syllabification: lur·dan

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