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also goo·ny  (go͞o′nē)
n. pl. goo·neys also goo·nies
An albatross, especially one in the Northern Hemisphere. Also called gooney bird.

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n, pl -neys or -nies
(Animals) an albatross
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gooney - a variety of albatross with black feetgooney - a variety of albatross with black feet
mollymawk, albatross - large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight
genus Diomedea - type of the Diomedeidae
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How an unarmed gooney bird successfully took out an armed fighter demanded an explanation.
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Tango events by nature are highly improvisational and when a group gets together for a Costume Milonga, or, dance event, you can expect the unexpected, such as every manner of extravagant costume from Margarette Meade to Jack Sparrow, to Ben Franklin, to Rumplestiltskin, to Gooney Bird, and even Walt Disney himself (well, his likeness)," says Jim Hughes a student at Hartford Argentine Tango.
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Taking our cue from street theater, from college sporting events, from lash mobs, and from the preachments of Saul Alinsky, we hide our otherwise timid souls behind face paint and engage in acts of gooney exhibitionism the whole point of which is to get on cable TV.
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Best friend Jonathan Gooney was doing better and had amassed three victories in the 2002 season when, in September of that year and aged just 19, he decided that life was no longer worth living and hanged himself.
Gooney Bird Greene Lowry, Lois 2002 Summary: A new student loves telling true stories about her unusual life, including how she got her unusual name.
I have lost defenders Jordan Bell and Jamie Gooney whom I had on loan from Portadown last season, but they now have a reserve side up and running again so the lads are now back at Shamrock Park," added Bell.