Definition of goon
1 : a stupid person
2 a : a man hired to terrorize or eliminate opponents b : enforcer 2b
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”>
Origin and Etymology of goon
probably short for English dialect gooney simpleton
First Known Use: 1921
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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