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goon

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noun \ˈgün\

Simple Definition of goon

  • : a person who is hired to threaten, beat up, or kill someone

  • : a stupid person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of goon

  1. 1 :  a stupid person

  2. 2 a :  a man hired to terrorize or eliminate opponents b :  enforcer 2b

Examples of goon in a sentence

  1. He was beat up by a couple of goons.

  2. <an unfortunate tendency to call those who disagree with him brainless goons>



Origin of goon

probably short for English dialect gooney simpleton


First Known Use: 1921

Rhymes with goon



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