loonie

[ loo-nee ]
/ ˈlu ni /
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noun

Canadian Informal. a dollar coin.

Nearby words

  1. loom large,
  2. loom-state,
  3. looming,
  4. loon,
  5. looney,
  6. loony,
  7. loony bin,
  8. loony tunes,
  9. loop,
  10. loop aerial

Also loony.

Origin of loonie

from the image of a loon on the reverse

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Examples from the Web for 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

loonie

/ (ˈluːnɪ) /

noun

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