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loony bin

This page is about the slang term loony bin.

Meaning: a hospital for mentally ill people

For example:

  • If you keep carrying on like a crazy person, you'll end up in a loony bin.

  • Joel got a job in a loony bin, and all he has to do is hang out with the patients and play games and watch movies and stuff.

Note: This word is not politically correct, so many people might find it offensive. A more politically correct term is "mental-care facility".

Origin: see "loony"

Quick Quiz:

If someone is being treated in a loony bin, they must be

a. a waste-treatment expert

b. a psychiatric specialist

c. a mentally-ill person

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Contributor: Matt Errey