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)
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28) Having satisfied themselves that their information was accurate, the law enforcement officials entered the street floor of the laundry and, finding nobody there, continued up to the second floor where they found Sam Goon and three other Chinese men.
Yoko Ono once gave John Lennon around 40 hours of Goon Show tapes for his birthday and he even reviewed The Goon Show Scripts book in 1973 for the New York Times.
Accompanied by his ever-present sidekick Franky, the Goon patrols the streets of an unnamed burg, protecting those citizens who pay his long-absent boss protection money.
THE mad-cap humour of the Goons has been held up by the Prince ofWales as an antidote to comics who use "cruelty and smut" to get a laugh.
It allows MK 19 gunners to attach ammunition belts without having to reload the weapon when under hostile gunfire, Goon said.
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First to meet us is Goon Andrei, surrounded by a great milling crowd of Goons.
It's a pretty sad team when a gay guy is your goon.