loony bin


noun Informal.

an insane asylum or the psychiatric ward of a hospital.

Nearby words

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  2. loon,
  3. looney,
  4. loonie,
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  6. loony tunes,
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  8. loop aerial,
  9. loop diuretic,
  10. loop knot

Origin of loony bin

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for loony bin

loony bin

noun

slang a mental hospital or asylum
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