too·​nie | \ ˈtü-nē How to pronounce toonie (audio) \
plural toonies

Definition of toonie

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.

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First Known Use of toonie

1995, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toonie

blend of two entry 1 and loonie

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“Toonie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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