Coney Island

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From Dutch Konijneneiland (konijnen + eiland) 'island of rabbits'; equivalent to 'cony island'.

Proper noun[edit]

Coney Island

  1. A specific neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, known for its boardwalk and amusement parks.
    • 1993, Norman M. Klein, Seven Minutes: The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon, Verso, ISBN 1859841503, page 20,
      From 1916 to 1930, Fleischer would dress up as a Coney Island clown and have animators rotoscope films of him as Koko the Clown.
    • 2001, Anton Myrer, A Green Desire, HarperCollins, ISBN 0060934638, page 427,
      "If they're planning to tum my Cape into a Coney Island midway, they'd better think twice!"
    • 2006, Nick Tosches, King of the Jews: The Greatest Mob Story Never Told, HarperCollins, ISBN 0060936002, page 207,
      ... Sam Tietch, who performed as a Coney Island wrestler under the name of Vach "Cyclone" Lewis.

Derived terms[edit]


Coney Island (plural Coney Islands)

  1. A hot dog.
    • 1994, William J. Coughlin, In the Presence of Enemies, St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0312951647, page 107,
      The waiter slammed the Coney Islands down in front of them....
    • 2004, Beth Allen and Susan Westmoreland, "Tales of the Coney Island Dog", in Good Housekeeping Great American Classics Cookbook, ISBN 158816280X, page 49,
      By the 1970s, when Nathan's Famous rolled into cities far from New York, vendors realized that customers wanted a Coney Island "their way."