Definition of lurdan in English:

lurdan

(also lurdane)

noun

archaic
  • An idle or incompetent person.

    • ‘Looks to me like you're the lurdan here.’
    layabout, good-for-nothing, sluggard, slug, laggard
    View synonyms

adjective

archaic
  • Lazy; good-for-nothing.

    • ‘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’.

Pronunciation

lurdan

/ˈlərdn/