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Coney Island

[koh-nee] /ˈkoʊ ni/
an area in S Brooklyn in New York City: amusement park and beach. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In a way of speaking, this mendicant of Coney Island was perhaps of this class.

    From Place to Place

    Irvin S. Cobb
  • I asked Kelly the very first day if he ever went to Coney Island.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • Remember the dance at Coney Island and how mean you were to me?

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • Twice she had been to Coney Island and had ridden the hobby-horses.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • Why, once he took a job as a ballyhoo at a show on the Bowery in Coney Island.

    Ruth Fielding Down East

    Alice B. Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for Coney Island

Coney Island

an island off the S shore of Long Island, New York: site of a large amusement park
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Coney Island

community in Brooklyn, N.Y., so called for the rabbits once found there (see coney) and was known to the Dutch as Konijn Eiland, from which the English name probably derives. It emerged as a resort and amusement park center after the U.S. Civil War.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Coney Island in Culture

Coney Island definition

Section of Brooklyn on the Atlantic Ocean.

Note: Famed as a beach resort and amusement center.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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