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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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Of that, pounds 15,000 has gone in cash and prizes for stablehands, and Chris Gooney, who works for Edward O'Grady, is off on a pounds 1,000 holiday, thanks to Back In Front and Gerrard.
Only this year's informal show will be quite a bit different, with, he says, "lots of gooney stuff and a few surprises.
At first, the general looked askance at our Gooney Birds and their capabilities, but before the year was out, we would become his "darlings.
Dick Hern, Peter Calver, Dick Saunders, Gerald Leigh, Prince Ahmed Salman, Lord Arnold Weinstock, Meriel Tuffnel, Sir Cecil Blacker, Sir Peter Nugent and Jane FitzGerald, not forgetting youngsters Rebecca Davies, Jonathan Gooney and Phil Greally, point-to-point rider Rachel Atkinson and Australian jockey Jason Oliver.
Sandy projects an effectively irritating edge in the first act and goes gooney with love in the second.
JONATHAN GOONEY, a 19-year-old apprentice jockey, was found dead in his flat in Kildare yesterday morning.
70sec, her trainer then being Ollie Gooney, who also bred her at his range in Horse And Jockey, Thurles, County Tipperary.
Pigeon Top (Stephen Craine) and Patrizio, the mount of apprentice John Gooney, stumbled and fell after passing the winning post.
Apprentice Jonathan Gooney is all smiles after landing his first win on Ridyan
JONATHAN GOONEY, 19 and from Littleton, County Tipperary, rode his first winner when the Peadar Henley-trained Ridyan got
Regional manager, Chris Gooney, said: "We wanted to mark this fantastic occasion with our own challenge whilst raising some valuable funds in the process.
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.