Definition of Gooney

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

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



Definition of Gooney

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

Definition of Gooney

1. an albatross [n -NEYS] - See also: albatross

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gooney

gooly
goom
goomah
goombah
goombahs
goombay
goombays
goon
goon-stick
goon squad
goon squads
goon stick
goonda
goondas
gooney (current term)
gooney bird
gooneys
goonie
goonier
goonies
gooniest
goonishness
goonlike
goons
goony
goop
goopier
goopiest
goopily

Literary usage of Gooney

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1901)
"... a» bit» of the gooney. — My attention ha« been called to recent notes by NI «- «. • r». Henshaw and Mead on the habits of * Pacific specie« of Albatross ..."

2. Under the Old Flag: Recollections of Military Operations in the War for the by James Harrison Wilson (1912)
"... gooney Run—Staunton—Browntown Gap— Return to Harrisonburg—Wilson ordered West to reorganize and command Sherman's cavalry. From August 30 till September ..."

3. Dialect Notes by American Dialect Society (1896)
"gool: for goal. Otsego Co., Seneca Co., Chautauqua Co., NT gooney : foolish fellow, simpleton. " Don't be such a gooney." Me. gravy : pudding sauce. ..."

4. Dedication of the Statue to Brevet Major-General William Wells and the by Horatio Nelson Jackson (1914)
"Here the Regiment was again detached and sent to gooney Manor, four miles above Front Royal, where it found the enemy's rear guard in a strong position on a ..."

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