noun (plural loonies)Canadian informal
A Canadian one-dollar coin, introduced in 1987.
- A loonie is a Canadian one dollar coin, on which is pictured a common loon.
- I supposed it was good that he'd paid because I only had a loonie and a dime in my pocket.
- The value of the loonie discouraged 17 per cent of Canadians from travelling outside the country while one per cent did not know or refused to answer.
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