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loonie

slang The Canadian dollar, specifically the one-dollar coin. (So called due to the picture of a loon, a kind of bird, on its front.) Primarily heard in Canada. For one loonie, this cup of coffee isn't half bad! The machine gave me a bunch of loonies as change for that twenty dollar bill.

loony

1. adjective, slang Crazy, eccentric, foolish, or senseless. A glib adaptation of the word "lunatic." Also spelled "looney" or "loonie." I think everyone is feeling a little loony after being cooped up in the car for so long. My siblings all think I'm a bit loony because I practice alternative medicine.
2. noun, slang A crazy, eccentric, foolish, or senseless person. We can't have a loony like that as our governor! Am I the loony here, or has everyone else just lost their minds? Because this is the most harebrained scheme I've ever heard.

loony bin

slang A psychiatric hospital or insane asylum. From a glib adaptation of the word "lunatic," the phrase is now considered tactless at best, extremely insulting at worst. Back in my grandfather's time, anyone suffering from severe depression or anxiety would have just been thrown in the loony bin, so people suffered in silence and in secret. When she joked about putting someone like my brother in the loony bin, I threw my drink in her face and walked out of the restaurant.
See also: bin, loony

loony

and looney and loonie
1. n. a crazy person. (From lunatic.) I’m beginning to feel like a loonie the longer I stay around here.
2. mod. crazy. That is a loony idea. Forget it.
3. mod. alcohol intoxicated. She’s acting a little loonie. Let’s get her home before she’s sick.

looney

verb
See loony

loonie

verb
See loony

loony bin

n. an insane asylum; a mental hospital. Today’s loony bins are far different from those of just a few decades ago.
See also: bin, loony

loony bin

Insane asylum. The word “lunatic” comes from the word for “moon”; madness was associated in many cultures with the effect of the phases of the moon on the human mind. From lunatic came loony, and loony bin was where insane people were incarcerated. The phrase is now considered insulting in the extreme, as are “booby hatch” (originally a covered passageway down a ship deck), “funny farm,” “drool academy,” and “foam rubber city” (a reference to padded cells).
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We are looking at a gradual transition to a lower-carbon mix over several decades," Looney explained.
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Mr Looney was the youngest ever Mayor in county history, and the first from the Tallaght area.
Previously, Looney was the US controller for Serono Inc as well as held senior finance positions with The Gillette Company, including both European-based and US based controllerships.
While Looney does admit at one point that a devout Catholic may disagree with and even criticize one or many popes, he mostly ignores this fact, arguing ad infinitum that for Dante to critique any aspect of the Roman Church makes him at least a Protestant sympathizer or the prototype of one.
Looney dedicates the book's sixth poem, "Into the River You Lost," to Wright.
Looney said that while it is important for HR practitioners to follow the letter of the law, they must also understand case law.
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Manufacturers such as Highland Spring, as well as retailers like Asda, Argos and Woolworths, are backing the Spot the Looney print, online and promotional campaign, targeted at children aged six to 12.
The five characters making up the new Cool Looney Tunes [TM] range -- Cheeky Bugs, Cool Sylvester, Speedy Taz, Sleepy Daffy and Charming Tweety are each adorned with different 'street cred' accessories, such as sunglasses and baseball caps to distinguish the 'cool' characters from the regular Looney Tunes[TM] range.
Our primary focus is still Looney Tunes; it's really our crown jewel and accounts for roughly 75 percent of our total business," noted Roxanne Gray, Warner Brothers' director of sales and licensing for housewares, gifts and decorative accessories.
Looney shows how Orlando Innamorato, Orlando Furioso and Gerusalemme Liberata reached back to earlier poems so that the "compromise" in his title means "how certain sources link the classical and medieval traditions and how certain sources also bridge the rhetorical categories of invention, style and disposition" (42-43).
That's why we have developed Looney Tunes especially for children.