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  • adj. of or like a goon; thuggish; brutal.
  • adj. silly, crazy, foolish, stupid, or awkward.
  • n. a goon; a foolish, stupid, silly, or awkward person.
  • n. Alternate form of gooney (gooney bird, the black-footed albatross).

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  • n. a variety of albatross with black feet


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