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Often I’ve heard folks say, “I 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, “A 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.