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loonie

[loo-nee] /ˈlu ni/
noun
1.
Canadian Informal. a dollar coin.
Also, loony.
Origin of loonie
from the image of a loon on the reverse
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  • The bairns can get tin cans an' a stane for a drumstick, an' we'll ha'e a loonie band.

    The Underworld James C. Welsh
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loonie

/ˈluːnɪ/
noun
1.
(Canadian, slang)
  1. a Canadian dollar coin with a loon bird on one of its faces
  2. the Canadian currency
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