loony bin

noun

Definition of loony bin 

: a psychiatric hospital : madhouse

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Drugs became a bigger and bigger problem, and there were more trips to more loony bins. Lili Anolik, Vanities, "Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick: A Brief, White-Hot, and Totally Doomed Romance," 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of loony bin

1919, in the meaning defined above

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