noun Etymology: from the image of a loon on the obverse of the coin Date: 1987 Canadian a coin worth one Canadian dollar

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • loonie — [lo͞o′nē] n. [after the LOON1 depicted on the reverse] Cdn. 1. the Canadian one dollar coin 2. the Canadian dollar …   English World dictionary

  • Loonie — This article is about the coin. For the Canadian dollar as a currency, see Canadian dollar. For a mentally ill person, see lunatic. One dollar Canada Value 1 CAD Mass  7 g Diameter  26.5 …   Wikipedia

  • Loonie — Dollar Land: Kanada Unterteilung: 100 Cents ISO 4217 Code: CAD Abkürzung: $, C $ Wechselkurs: (17. März 2009) 1 EUR = 1,6495 CAD …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Loonie — A slang term for a Canadian dollar. It is derived from the picture of a loon on one side of the coin. Just like in the U.S. where the dollar is referred to as the greenback , the loonie is a often used to refer to the Canadian dollar. For example …   Investment dictionary

  • loonie — Canadian one dollar coin    I bought this rose for one loonie! …   English idioms

  • loonie — /looh nee/, n. Canadian Informal. a dollar coin. Also, loony. [from the image of a loon on the reverse] * * * …   Universalium

  • loonie — noun The Canadian dollar (both the coin and the monetary unit) …   Wiktionary

  • loonie — I Canadian Slang the Canadian one dollar coin. II Canadian Slang Canadian one dollar coin. Derived from the use of the loon on the reverse …   English dialects glossary

  • loonie — n. Canadian one dollar coin (has a loon on the side opposite the Queen) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • loonie — noun (plural loonies) Canadian informal a Canadian one dollar coin. Origin from loon2 (after the image on the coin) + ie …   English new terms dictionary

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