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loonie

[loo-nee]
noun
  1. Canadian Informal. a dollar coin.
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Also loony.

Origin of loonie

from the image of a loon on the reverse
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Examples from the Web for loonie

Historical Examples

  • 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

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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