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loonie

[loo-nee] /ˈlu ni/
noun
1.
Canadian Informal. a dollar coin.
Also, loony.
Origin
from the image of a loon on the reverse
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  • Spew from your soapbox somewhere else please you loonie leftie.
  • But the central bank warns that a strong loonie, as the currency is known, will slow the recovery.
British Dictionary definitions for loonie

loonie

/ˈluːnɪ/
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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