goon


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goon

 (go͞on)
n. Slang
1. A thug hired to intimidate or harm opponents.
2. A stupid or oafish person.

[Probably ultimately short for gooney, simpleton.]

goon

(ɡuːn)
n
1. a stupid or deliberately foolish person
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) informal US a thug hired to commit acts of violence or intimidation, esp in an industrial dispute
[C20: partly from dialect gooney fool, partly after the character Alice the Goon, created by E. C. Segar (1894–1938), American cartoonist]

goon

n
(Brewing) informal Austral cheap wine packaged in casks or boxed

goon

(gun)

n.
1. a hired hoodlum or thug.
2. Informal. a stupid, foolish, or awkward person.
[1920–25; shortened from dial. gooney, variant of obsolete gony a simpleton (of obscure orig.)]
goon′y, adj. -i•er, -i•est.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goon - an awkward stupid persongoon - an awkward stupid person    
clumsy person - a person with poor motor coordination
2.goon - an aggressive and violent young criminalgoon - an aggressive and violent young criminal
bully - a hired thug
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

goon

noun
Slang. A person who treats others violently and roughly, especially for hire:
Informal: hooligan.
Slang: gorilla, hood.
Translations
goon

goon

[guːn] N
1. (= fool) → imbécil mf
2. (US) (= thug) → gorila m, matón/ona m/f (Hist) gorila contratado para sembrar el terror entre los obreros

goon

n
(inf: = idiot) → Idiot m, → Dussel m (inf)
(US inf: = hired thug) → Schlägertyp m (inf)
References in classic literature ?
"Noo ye're married to her, there's her bonnets and goons and under-clothin'--her ribbons, laces, furbelows, and fallals.
"The family of the victim revealed that a local goon was pressuring her to marry.
According to police, people of Kuro village started encroaching upon the disputed land on Sunday evening, and when the Goon villagers got the news they also started gathering at the site.
?FICO, a California, US-based analytic software firm, has announced it has acquired Brazil-based credit risk management consulting firm GoOn LLC to advance growth in Brazil, the company said.
Under such circumstances, any goon with a gun can simply wave an official looking document around and thump his chest about some 'secret mission' that no one would have the means to quickly validate.
"iZombie" Season 4, episode 5, titled "Goon Struck," airs on Monday, March 26 at 9 p.m.
Smith, a police officer and assistant hockey coach, and Frattasio, an adult education teacher and author, offer a memoir of SmithAEs experiences as a minor league hockey player, whose primary role was to protect and promote the confidence of less physical, more talented teammates in response to abuse from opposing teams, as a protector, enforcer, or ogoon.o He played for seven teams from 1988 to 1998, getting more that 400 minutes of penalty time during his career for these fights, and the memoir was turned into two movies, GOON and GOON 2: Last of the Enforcers, described in the final chapter.
This real-life collection of muppets and goons, who haven't signed off a set of accounts in almost 40 years, have within a few weeks of the UK triggering Article 50 presented us with a demand requesting PS100billion as part of our Brexit deal.
Mr Goon, who will leave in August, has held his position at Business Durham for the last four years, overseeing the growth of the NetPark science site at Sedgefield, as well as developing employment sites elsewhere in the county.
On December 14, 1915, federal agents and Portland police placed Sam Goon's laundry under surveillance as a result of information alleging opium use there.
Born in 1952 - after Michael Bentine left the line-up, prompting a change from original name Crazy People - The Goon Show (or The Go On Show, as one befuddled BBC exec called it) ran for 243 episodes, before bowing out in January 1960.