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Meaning of gooney bird

goon'ey bird"

Pronunciation: (g'nē), [key]
  1. any of several albatrosses, esp. the black-footed albatross and the Laysan albatross, occurring on islands in the Pacific Ocean, often near naval bases.
  2. a foolish or awkward person or thing; goon.
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