Canadian Informal. a dollar coin.

Also loony.

Origin of loonie

from the image of a loon on the reverse
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Historical Examples of loonie

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for loonie



Canadian slang
  1. a Canadian dollar coin with a loon bird on one of its faces
  2. the Canadian currency
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