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coon's age

noun, Informal.
a long time:
I haven't seen you in a coon's age!
Origin of coon's age
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45 Unabridged
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coon's age

(US, slang) a long time
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coon's age

Also,a dog's age. A very long time, as in I haven't seen Sam in a coon's age, or It's been a dog's age since I went to the ballpark. The first phrase rests on the mistaken idea that raccoons (“coons”) live a long time. The variant may reflect a similar assumption but the true origin is not known. [ c. 1835 ]
Also see: donkey's years
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