goner

noun gon·er \ ˈgȯ-nər also ˈgä-nər \
|Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of goner

: one whose case is hopeless

Examples of goner in a Sentence

  1. This old computer is a goner. We'll have to get a new one.

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First Known Use of goner

1850

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Definition of goner for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that is going to die or that can no longer be used


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noun gon·er \ ˈgȯ-nər \

Definition of goner for Students

: someone or something with no chance of surviving or succeeding

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