- Noun. A fool or objectionable person. Generally lighthearted use.
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goon — goon; goon·da; goon·die; goon·gar·rite; jar·goon; la·goon·al; la·goon·side; dra·goon; la·goon; ran·goon; … English syllables
goon — 1921, stupid person, from gony simpleton (1580s), of unknown origin, but applied by sailors to the albatross and similar big, clumsy birds (1839); sense of hired thug first recorded 1938 (in ref. to union beef squads used to cow strikers in the… … Etymology dictionary
goon|ey — goon|y or goon|ey «GOO nee», noun, plural goon|ies. a goony bird; albatross. goony or gooney bird, = albatross. (Cf. ↑albatross) … Useful english dictionary
goon — [gu:n] n informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Partly from gooney stupid person (16 19 centuries); partly from Alice the Goon, character invented by the U.S. cartoonist E. C. Segar] 1.) especially BrE a silly or stupid person 2.) especially AmE a… … Dictionary of contemporary English
goon — ► NOUN informal 1) a foolish or eccentric person. 2) chiefly N. Amer. a ruffian or thug. ORIGIN perhaps from dialect gooney «stupid person»; later influenced by the American cartoon character Alice the Goon … English terms dictionary
goon — ☆ goon [go͞on ] n. Slang 1. [< ?] a ruffian or thug, esp. one hired to help break a strike, etc. 2. [after Alice the Goon, grotesque comic strip figure created by E. C. Segar (1894 1938), U.S. cartoonist] a person who is awkward, grotesque,… … English World dictionary
Goon la — Goon lā (Nepal Bhasa:गुं ला) is a month of Nepalese calendar Nepal Sambat. The month roughly corresponds to August of Gregorian Calendar. The month is marked by musical pilgrimage made by Newars. Every morning during the month, Newari bands from… … Wikipedia
goon — [ gun ] noun count INFORMAL 1. ) a strong or violent man whose job is to protect his employer: We were surrounded by security goons. 2. ) a stupid person who is always breaking things … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
goon — [n] ruffian bozo*, bruiser*, dope, gorilla*, hood*, hooligan*, jerk, lummox, moron, nincompoop, ninny, sap, strong arm, thug, tough guy*; concepts 412,423 … New thesaurus
goon|da — «GUN duh», noun. a thug in India. ╂[< Hindi gu ā] … Useful english dictionary
Goon — A goon is is a term for a hired thug. That is usually sent out to do the dirty work for the people who hire them. It is also used as a word meaning fool. A goon can also be a member of a gang like the Goon Squad.Goon may also refer to: *… … Wikipedia