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loony bin

noun, Informal.
1.
an insane asylum or the psychiatric ward of a hospital.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • In the end, the editor drives a wagon from the local loony bin into the ceremony and kidnaps her.
British Dictionary definitions for loony bin

loony bin

noun
1.
(slang) a mental hospital or asylum
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Slang definitions & phrases for loony bin

loony bin

noun phrase

A mental hospital; nuthouse: that fugitive from a loony-bin/ So how come I felt like a loony in a loony-bin? (1919+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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