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
Sept. 1 All Eyez On Me A Boy Called Po (same day as theaters) Goon:
As in Charlottesville, the ACLU defended the right of fringe Nazi goons to march in full regalia through a neighborhood populated by a number of Holocaust survivors.
These goons and thugs oppose free speech, celebrate violence, despise dissent, and have little use for anything else in the American political tradition.
Joe calls The @Potus a Schmuck, goon, & thug just to please D.C. NYC elites & Mika Liberal Joe is desperate for attention now. Lashing out @Potus me, singing bad songs on Colbert.
Since then, the Communist Party’s censors and goons have stifled debate.
The ideas the goons rioted to suppress had to slink away unheard.
But as a mild-mannered getaway guy in Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx’s goon squad in Baby Driver (out now), Elgort’s left those cocky manboys in the dust.
There were four-foot-tall flames licking at the windows by the time the goons fled.
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Origin and Etymology of goon
First Known Use: 1921See Words from the same year
Synonymsairhead, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, bubblehead, chowderhead, chucklehead, clodpoll (or clodpole), clot [British], cluck, clunk, cretin, cuddy (or cuddie) [British dialect], deadhead, dim bulb [slang], dimwit, dip, dodo, dolt, donkey, doofus [slang], dope, dork [slang], dullard, dumbbell, dumbhead, dum-dum, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, dunderhead, fathead, gander, golem, goof, idiot, half-wit, hammerhead, hardhead, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, know-nothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loggerhead [chiefly dialect], loon, lump, lunkhead, meathead, mome [archaic], moron, mug [chiefly British], mutt, natural, nimrod [slang], nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull (or numbskull), oaf, pinhead, prat [British], ratbag [chiefly Australian], saphead, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schnook [slang], simpleton, stock, stupe, stupid, thickhead, turkey, woodenhead, yahoo, yo-yo
Related Wordsbooby, buffoon, fool, goose, loony, lunatic, madman, nut, zany; loser; gawk; featherbrain, scatterbrain; beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cur, heel, jerk, skunk, snake, stinker, villain; bimbette [slang], bimbo [slang], himbo
Near Antonymsegghead, intellect, intellectual, sage, thinker, whiz, wizard; polymath, Renaissance man; sharpie (or sharpy)
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
Synonymsbe, befall, betide, chance, come, come about, come down, come off, cook, do, go down [slang], happen, hap, occur, pass, transpire
Related Wordsbreak, develop, rise, shape (up); arise, come up, crop (up), materialize, spring (up); intervene; fall out, follow, result, turn out; go off, proceed
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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