One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Another term for an albatross of the North Pacific.
- ‘The Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is the nesting ground for some two million seabirds spanning 15 species, including the Laysan albatrosses (better known as ‘gooney birds’).’
- ‘Nicknamed ‘gooney birds’ by GIs for their awkward gait, albatross mate for life.’
Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
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