loodny, loodnie, loudnie noun a disreputable woman, a prostitute 19-. etymology: perhaps connected with Romany lubbeny ‘a harlot’; or perhaps a development from English lewd; form loodni attested in Shelta; form loudnie attested by Galloway and Perthshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies and BS in TDITA; also collected by EMcC/PS; form loudnie also collected by Simson (1865) who suggests a Sanskrit root but gives no evidence for this; form loodny collected by JS note:

Smart & Crofton (1865) collected the forms Loóbni, Loódni n., ‘Harlot’ from English Gypsies.

Form loodnie attested by Canadian Paul Pope (2013) meaning ‘a prostitute’.