Definition of Gooney bird

1. Noun. A variety of albatross with black feet.

Exact synonyms: Black-footed Albatross, Diomedea Nigripes, Gooney, Goonie, Goony
Generic synonyms: Albatross, Mollymawk
Group relationships: Genus Diomedea



Definition of Gooney bird

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. (slang) a foolish, silly, or awkward person or thing; a goon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Gooney bird

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1. Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature, K-6by Lynne R. Dorfman, Rose Cappelli by Lynne R. Dorfman, Rose Cappelli (2007)
"Lois Lowry echoes these sentiments in gooney bird Greene, ... Rose used a chapter from Lois Lowry's gooney bird Greene to inspire a group of second graders ..."

2. Flight Check!: The Story Of Faa Flight Inspection by Scott A. Thompson (1990)
"The period between 1956 and 1973 could arguably be called the gooney bird Years as the CAA and, later, FAA operated a fleet of over The fleet grew in. ..."

3. The Enlisted Experience: A Conversation With the Chief Master Sergeants of edited by Janet R. Daly Bednarek (1995)
"... Skytrain and popularly as the gooney bird. A modified version of the DC-3, the twin-engine plane carried a crew of three ..."

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