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English definition of “goon”


noun [C] uk   /ɡuːn/ us  

goon noun [C] (SILLY PERSON)

old-fashioned informal a silly or stupid personStupid and silly people

goon noun [C] (CRIMINAL)

US informal a violent criminal who is paid to hurt or threaten peopleGangsters, thugs and criminal organizations
(Definition of goon from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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