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gon·​na | \ ˈgə-nə How to pronounce gonna (audio) , gə-nə \

Definition of gonna

used for "going to" in informal speech and in representations of such speech"It's not gonna be easy.""They're gonna get married in July.""I felt like something bad was gonna happen."

First Known Use of gonna

1806, in the meaning defined above

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“Gonna.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gonna. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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one that suddenly gains wealth or power

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