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  • n. Plural form of loosey, plural form of loosie.


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  • The drama began just before midnight last Thursday when a Special Operation Lieutenant and several officers were conducting a crack down on the sale of the so-called " loosies " in businesses in the Belmont section of the Bronx, the official said.

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  • Require age verification and face-to-face sale and eliminate mail order sales, vending machines, free samples, self-service displays and sale of single cigarettes ( "loosies") and packages with fewer than 20 cigarettes ( "kiddie packs").

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  • And if a pack is too expensive, retailers here, many of them small operations, also seem more willing than merchants elsewhere to sell "loosies," he said - two cigarettes for $1.

    Phillies Zone

  • NYPD teams often go from store to store looking for evidence of the selling of "loosies," which are cigarettes sold individually from an untaxed pack, typically for 50 cents.

    Cigarette Smuggling a Common Scheme

  • Edit: They are called “loosies” and go for a quarter usually.

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  • Those things: a bottle of rum and a few cigarettes sold individually commonly referred to in the US as “loosies.”

    We Hate It When Our Friends…

  • Overpowered David Pocock in showing he is still among the top loosies in the world. | Top Stories

  • Thorn and Tom Donnelly and loosies Richie McCaw and Kieran Read all having magnificent games. - Stuff

  • There are some very good loosies in the Crusaders. - Latest News Headlines

  • Eight of Read's 13 appearances on the international stage last year were at No8, including the 39-12 drubbing of France in Marseille on November 28 where he partnered Jerome Kaino and McCaw as the All Blacks 'loosies. - Stuff


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  • Cigarettes used to be sold singly by many corner shops in England in the 80's. Of course the biggest customers were kids.

    April 6, 2011

  • Cigarettes are often sold by the stick in the Philippines (and presumably many other places).

    April 6, 2011

  • “Rarely does a minute go by without a customer stopping just long enough to pass a dollar bill to Lonnie Loosie, known to the police by his given name, Lonnie Warner, 50. They clench the two “loosies” — as single cigarettes are called — that he thrusts back in return.”

    The New York Times, A Cigarette for 75 Cents, 2 for $1: The Brisk, Shady Sale of ‘Loosies’, by Joseph Goldstein, April 4, 2011

    April 6, 2011