Examples of goon in a Sentence
He was beat up by a couple of goons.
an unfortunate tendency to call those who disagree with him “brainless goons”
Recent Examples of goon from the Web
That obsession is both celebrated by purists and exploited by the evil corporation known as IOI, whose sinister leader is a fake gamer goon executive (Mendelsohn) bent on harnessing the commodification of the Oasis for profit.
Although the musical originated fifteen years ago, there is no real historical space between the white-sheeted goons onstage and the horrors that went down in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year.
The goons of evil landowners have come to club the poor for stealing.
Either of those ideas would ultimately probably be better than Hard Sun, which mashes up corrupt detectives with government goons trying to crack down on a hack that reveals the awful truth about a cataclysmic doomsday event.
Not 20 years ago, Frum was writing books with geopolitical goon Richard Perle (An End To Evil), and on his own with titles like, The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush.
Then make room atop the surreal scale for Tonya Harding’s 1994 involvement in the goon-attack on fellow figure skater Nancy Kerrigan just before the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
One of the early days of shooting involved a harrowing scene in which the creature is tortured at the hands of Michael Shannon’s government goon.
Predictably, such responses have only emboldened the goon squads.
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Origin and Etymology of goon
First Known Use: 1921See Words from the same year
airhead, blockhead, chucklehead, dimwit, dodo, dolt, donkey, dope, dork [slang], dullard, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead, goof, half-wit, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, know-nothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loon, lunkhead, moron, nincompoop, ninny, nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull (or numbskull), oaf, pinhead, saphead, simpleton, stock, turkey, yahoo, yo-yo;
Definition of go on
- life goes on
- went on to greater things
- went on smoking
- went on to win the election
- what's going on
- the way people go on about their ancestors
- —Hamilton Basso
Examples of go on in a Sentence
what in the world is going on in there?
my, but Aunt Betty does go on about all of her aches and pains
First Known Use of go on
go on Synonyms
come to pass;
GOON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of goon for English Language Learners
: a person who is hired to threaten, beat up, or kill someone
: a stupid person
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