loony bin

noun Informal.
an insane asylum or the psychiatric ward of a hospital.


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loony bin
slang a mental hospital or asylum

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loony bin definition

  1. n.
    an insane asylum; a mental hospital. : Today's loony bins are far different from those of just a few decades ago.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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In the end, the editor drives a wagon from the local loony bin into the ceremony and kidnaps her.
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