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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.

[Origin unknown.]


(ˈɡuːnɪ) or


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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