loony bin

This page is about the slang term loony bin



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.

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