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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An albatross, especially one in the Northern Hemisphere.

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  • 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.
  • noun slang a foolish, silly or awkward person or thing; a goon.

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  • noun a variety of albatross with black feet

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

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