Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A Canadian coin worth two dollars.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Canadian two-dollar coin.

Etymologies

two + -ie (modeled on loonie).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of two and loonie (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If a toonie is a one-dollar coin, what the hell are you telling them a loonie is?

    It's In The Bag, Baby

  • Actually the center bit of the toonie is still very easy to punch out ... you just can't do it now by dropping it.

    it's the little things

  • The Prime Minister made the announcement after a roundtable discussion with Niagara Region parents about fruit and candy flavoured cigarillos sold in colourful and slick packages, some priced less than a toonie.

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: Smoking

  • Leya (next in line) gave her a $5 and asked for a toonie and 3 loonies.

    Your droids will have to wait outside

  • If you are a Canadian, “timmys” is as familiar as the toonie our two dollar coin or that idiot Don Cherry from Hockey Night in Canada.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • So I can fully understand how a thrown football with a toonie glued to it could go into a wobble like a Tire out of balance that shakes at high speeds .

    Is There Anything That Global Warming Can’t Do? « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • If you want a first hand look at how many men, just go down to the Greyhound station any time after 5, Monday through Sunday, and you can see Lisa getting serviced by nearly anyone that walks through the washroom stall and has a toonie in their hand.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Childhood happiness for about the price of a toonie.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • I place a toonie on the counter for the pack of gum.

    blog: Pivotal

  • For a loonie or a toonie, you can pick one up at the office 25 Cecil Street, hang it in your window or in your car.

    Archive 2008-08-01

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  • "I remember a few years back, I was working by the streetcar tracks at the corner of Spadina and the Lakeshore when 3 bicycle cops stopped to give me a ticket. The first cop asked, 'Why don’t you do something useful with your life?' My immediate reply was, 'I’ve provided over 2000 man years of employment in this city. What have you done?' At that moment, a streetcar came along and a second cop said he was going to throw me in front of it. I grabbed him by his jacket and as I began to pull him with me in front of the streetcar, I said, 'Go ahead, I’ll take you with me.' That shut him up. The third cop took me over to the sidewalk and after talking with me for a few minutes; he gave me a toonie and left with his partners. My parting words were, 'You’re OK, but how can you stand working with those two jerks who were right beside him.' His reply was, 'You gotta do what you gotta do.'�?
    - 'Ronzig', My Life As A Homeless Crack Addict, 5 Jan 2009.

    February 23, 2009

  • Also spelled twonie and twoonie. This is a commonly accepted term for the Canadian 2 dollar coin. The one dollar coin is called a loonie because it features a loon on one side.

    Sorry Canadians, but this is just a terrible name for the 2 dollar coin.

    March 3, 2007