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)



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