Meaning of lurdan in English:

lurdan

(also lurdane)

Pronunciation /ˈləːdən/

noun

archaic
  • An idle or incompetent person.

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

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’.