gooney
or goony noun (plural gooneys or goonies) Etymology: probably from English dialect gooney simpleton Date: 1895 black-footed albatross; broadly albatross

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  • gooney — noun a variety of albatross with black feet • Syn: ↑black footed albatross, ↑gooney bird, ↑goonie, ↑goony, ↑Diomedea nigripes • Hypernyms: ↑albatross, ↑mollymawk …   Useful english dictionary

  • gooney — /gooh nee/, adj., goonier, gooniest, n., pl. gooneys, goonies. goony. * * * also called  Gooney Bird,         any of certain albatrosses. See albatross. * * * …   Universalium

  • gooney — noun a) Any of several albatrosses, especially the (Diomedea nigripes) and the , that dwell primarily on islands in the Pacific Ocean, often near naval bases. b) a foolish, silly or awkward person or thing; a goon …   Wiktionary

  • gooney — goo·ney …   English syllables

  • gooney —   Kone (probably) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Gooney Bird Greene — is a novel about a very unusual girl by Lois Lowry.PlotMrs. Pidgeon s second grade has one student who is somewhat unusual. New to the school in October, by Thanksgiving she has completely entranced the entire class. And there s a whole school… …   Wikipedia

  • Gooney Bird and the Room Mother — is a novel by Lois Lowry. Plot Mrs. Pidgeon s second grade has one student who is, shall we say, somewhat unusual. New to the school in October, by Thanksgiving she has completely entranced the entire class. And there s a whole school year yet to …   Wikipedia

  • gooney bird — [go͞o′nē] n. [< gooney, sailors name for the albatross, orig. simpleton, prob. < or akin to ME gonen, to gape < OE ganian: see YAWN] ALBATROSS: also goony bird …   English World dictionary

  • Gooney bird — can be several things:* A common name for the albatross bird. * A nickname for the C 47 Skytrain war airplane, whose design was based on the Douglas DC 3. * A popular brand name for the drug LSD in the 1980s …   Wikipedia

  • gooney bird — /gooh nee/ 1. any of several albatrosses, esp. the black footed albatross and the Laysan albatross, occurring on islands in the Pacific Ocean, often near naval bases. 2. Slang. a foolish or awkward person or thing; goon. Also, goony bird. Also… …   Universalium

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