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n. Informal
1. A Canadian coin worth one dollar.
2. The Canadian dollar.

[From the image of a loon on one side of the coin.]


(Currencies) slang
a. a Canadian dollar coin with a loon bird on one of its faces
b. the Canadian currency


or loon•y

(ˈlu ni)
Canadian Informal. a dollar coin.
[from the image of a loon on the reverse]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loonie - the basic unit of money in Canada; "the Canadian dollar has the image of loon on one side of the coin"
dollar - the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents
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come to Whatcom County to shop a couple times a month, and the weak loonie wont keep them away, they said.
5 September 2014 - Unexpected growth in consumer spending and residential construction have seen the Canadian economy outperform in 2014 but continued low interest rates and a cheaper loonie are necessary to sustain growth going forward finds a new report from Toronto-based financial services firm Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE CM) CIBC World Markets.
A key if unstated corollary is that the value of the loonie is to be allowed to float freely--the exchange rate is ignored in calibrating monetary policy.
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At first blush, it simply seems a "smart ass" take on the title but Loonie has more detailed explanation.