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1895, in the meaning defined above
probably from English dialect gooney simpleton
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go one's own way
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“Gooney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gooney. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.
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