pronunciation spelling

gon·​na ˈgə-nə How to pronounce gonna (audio)
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."

Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gonna was in 1806

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Cite this Entry

“Gonna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gonna. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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