Definition of Loony bin

1. Noun. Pejorative terms for an insane asylum.




Definition of Loony bin

1. Noun. (slang) lunatic asylum ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Loony Bin

looners
looney
looney-tunes
looneys
loonie
loonier
loonies
looniest
loonily
looniness
looninesses
looning
loonings
loons
loony
loony bin (current term)
loony bins
loony left
loony lefty
loony toons
loony tune
loony tunes
loony van
loop
loop-line
loop-the-loop
loop bioreactors
loop diuretic
loop electrocautery excision procedure
loop excision

Literary usage of Loony bin

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1. Writing Through the Tween Years: Supporting Writers, Grades 3-6 by Bruce Morgan, Deb Odom (2005)
"It would have been the loony bin without you. To Robin Stranahan, for twenty years of friendship, team teaching, and opportunities to push my literacy ..."

2. A Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands by Barry Boyce (2004)
"... this, as you can guess, is the origin of the term "booby hatch," which today has another uncomplimentary meaning, similar to "loony bin. ..."

3. Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow (2005)
"... belong in a loony bin, you know that?" she says, punching me in the thigh harder than is strictly necessary. "Oh, I know," I say, and dial up some music ..."

4. Wild Winds: Adventures in the Highest Andes by Ed Darack (2001)
"I wanted out ot that steel loony bin. I grabbed the pot and strained the water into the dirt outside the hut. "Tom, got a bowl?" I asked. "Yeah, hold on. ..."

5. Cooking With the Baker Street Bunchby M. W. Paulson by M. W. Paulson (2006)
"And while Breanna was gone we all voted to put Breanna in a loony bin so Police Chief Vintner would take us off his rotten kid list. End of the minutes. ..."

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