too·​nie ˈtü-nē How to pronounce toonie (audio)
plural toonies
Canada, informal
: a coin worth two Canadian dollars
Talented street musicians and performers work the crowds here [in Quebec] for a few loonies ($1 coins) or toonies ($2 coins) …Sony Stark, Preview Massachusetts, August 2007

Note: The toonie has an inner circle of gold and an outer ring of white gold.

Word History


blend of two entry 1 and loonie

First Known Use

1995, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toonie was in 1995

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“Toonie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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