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in a coon's age


    Etymology

    An Americanism recorded in 1843 and probably related to the old English expression in a crow's age meaning the same .

    Noun

    a coon's age ( singular only )

    1. ( idiomatic, US, colloquial ) A very long time .
      Jarn hasn't seen Schnie in a coon's age .
      We've been waiting a coon's age for our damn food .

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    • Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, Robert Hendrickson ( Facts on File, New York, 1997 ), page 168.[1]