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toon1

[toon] /tun/
noun
1.
an Asian tree, Cedrela toona, of the mahogany family, yielding an aromatic red wood used for furniture, carving, etc.
2.
the wood itself.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < Hindi tūn < Sanskrit tunna

toon2

[toon] /tun/
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a character in an animated cartoon.
Origin
1980-85; shortening of cartoon
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British Dictionary definitions for toon

toon1

/tuːn/
noun
1.
a large meliaceous tree, Cedrela toona, of the East Indies and Australia, having clusters of flowers from which a dye is obtained
2.
the close-grained red wood of this tree, used for furniture, carvings, etc
Word Origin
from Hindi tūn, from Sanskrit tunna

toon2

/tuːn/
noun
1.
a cartoon character
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Word Origin and History for toon
n.

colloquial shortening of cartoon, attested by 1985.

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Slang definitions & phrases for toon

toon

noun

A cartoon: ''What are you, man, some kind of visionary?'' ''No, no, I'm just an ordinary toon'' (1990s+)

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