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toonie

[too-nee] /ˈtu ni/
noun
1.

twoonie

or toonie

[too-nee] /ˈtu ni/
noun
1.
Canadian Informal. a two-dollar coin.
Origin of twoonie
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  • When her husband did not return, toonie's wife became a kind of a widow.

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  • toonie could not understand what the old fellow meant, and he could not speak to him.

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  • But when they found that toonie still held him, quickly they all let go.

    Moonshine & Clover Laurence Housman
  • As for toonie, he went on right over the top of Drundle Head, keeping his eyes well to the right; but never a fairy did he see.

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  • toonie, when his second failure came home to him, was quite vexed with himself for his folly and mismanagement.

    Moonshine & Clover Laurence Housman
  • And at that toonie threw up both hands and let go his courage, and turned and tried to run down the hill.

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  • And so she cried until her child was born and named little toonie in memory of his lost father.

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  • The little elderly man slipped from his side, disappearing suddenly among the bushes, and toonie went on alone.

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  • But though toonie went that way every evening on his road home from work, never once had he been able to spy them.

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  • He sprang up, and poured it upon toonie's tongue; and as the fairy dew touched it, "Now speak!"

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British Dictionary definitions for toonie

toonie

/ˈtuːnɪ/
noun
1.
(Canadian, informal) a Canadian two-dollar coin
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