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Definition of "loonie" []

  • Informal A Canadian coin worth one dollar. (noun)
  • Informal The Canadian dollar. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "loonie" in a sentence
  • "A loonie is our dollar, Nom, which is about $1.01 to you."
  • "Canadian gave it the name loonie because it has a picture of a common loon, a popular Canadian bird, on its reverse and it has Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse."
  • "And while the loonie is tied more closely to the USD, it’s not pegged."