[goo-nee] /ˈgu ni/
any of several albatrosses, especially the black-footed albatross and the Laysan albatross, occurring on islands in the Pacific Ocean, often near naval bases.
Slang. a foolish or awkward person or thing; .
an informal name for the albatross, esp the black-footed albatross (Diomedea nigripes)
The DC-3 airplane: Pilots everywhere refer to it with great affection as the ”Gooney Bird” after the albatross
[WWII aviators; fr the slow but sure flight of the gooney bird, ”black-footed albatross,” the bird so called by seamen because of its foolish look and awkward behavior when on the ground]
[goo-nee] /ˈgu ni/ adjective, goonier, gooniest, noun, plural gooneys, goonies. 1. . [goo-nee] /ˈgu ni/ adjective, goonier, gooniest. 1. Slang. stupid, foolish, or awkward: a goony smile on his face. 2. Informal. of or like a ; thuggish; brutal. noun, plural goonies. 3. Slang. (def 2a). 4. . noun A stupid person; simpleton; fool [1895+; […]
Related Terms gunk noun [1932+; fr a trademark, Gunk, for a degreasing compound, and part of a cluster of nearly synonymous terms beginning with g]
noun A young hoodlum or ruffian: Cops handle young goonlets gently (1940s+)
- Go on line
see: go on , def. 9.