from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An albatross, especially the black-footed albatross. Also called gooney bird.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. a foolish, silly or awkward person or thing; a goon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a variety of albatross with black feet
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)