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loonie

[ loo-nee ]
/ ˈlu ni /
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noun
Canadian Informal. a dollar coin.
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Origin of loonie

From the image of a loon on the reverse
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How to use loonie in a sentence

  • 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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