AskDefine | Define gooney

Dictionary Definition

gooney n : a variety of albatross with black feet [syn: black-footed albatross, gooney bird, goonie, goony, Diomedea nigripes]

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Noun

  1. Any of several albatrosses, especially the black-footed albatross (Diomedea nigripes) and the Laysan albatross, that dwell primarily on islands in the Pacific Ocean, often near naval bases.
  2. a foolish, silly or awkward person or thing; a goon.

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Extensive Definition

Gooney bird can be several things:
  • A common name for the albatross bird.
  • A nickname for the Douglas DC-3 airplane.
  • A popular "brand name" for the drug LSD in the 1980s.
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