coon's age


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coon's age

(ko͞onz)
n. Slang
A long time.

coon's age

n
slang US a long time

coon's′ age`


n.
Informal.
a long period of time.
[1835–45, Amer.]
References in classic literature ?
Lord, I ain't had a smoke of decent tobacco or a cup of decent coffee in a coon's age.