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Often I’ve heard folks say, β€œI haven’t seen you in a coon’s age.” What is a coon’s age?
A coon’s age is an unspecific reference to a long time, and is probably an American adaptation of the British saying, β€œA crow’s age.” Coon is an abbreviation of raccoon, and this Americanized version of the saying originated in the southern United States, where that animal is prevalent.