Definition of gooney bird in English:

gooney bird

(also goony bird)

Pronunciation /ˈɡo͞onē ˌbərd/ /ˈɡuni ˌbərd/

noun

US
  • Another term for an albatross of the North Pacific.

    Genus Diomedea, family Diomedeidae: the Laysan albatross (D. immutabilis) and the black-footed albatross (D. nigripes)

Origin

Mid 19th century of unknown origin.