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gooney

[goo-nee]
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adjective, goon·i·er, goon·i·est, noun, plural goon·eys, goon·ies.
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goony

or goon·ey

[goo-nee]
adjective, goon·i·er, goon·i·est.
  1. Slang. stupid, foolish, or awkward: a goony smile on his face.
  2. Informal. of or like a goon; thuggish; brutal.
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noun, plural goon·ies.
  1. Slang. goon(def 2a).
  2. gooney bird.
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Origin of goony

Related formsgoon·i·ly, adverb
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  • We had for breakfast this morning some of the brown albatross or "goonies," as they call them.

  • Seagulls and goonies had followed in the wake of our ship, and rested themselves each day aloft in the rigging.

    A Woman who went to Alaska

    May Kellogg Sullivan

  • The "goonies" also are easy to capture, although they are large and strong and a blow from the wing would break a man's limb.