goon Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"goon" in British English

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goonnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡuːn/

goon noun [C] (SILLY PERSON)

old-fashioned informal a ​silly or ​stupidperson

goon noun [C] (CRIMINAL)

US informal a ​violentcriminal who is ​paid to ​hurt or ​threatenpeople
(Definition of goon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"goon" in American English

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goonnoun [C]

 us   /ɡun/
a man who is ​paid to ​threaten or ​hurtpeople: The ​strikers were ​beaten by a ​bunch of ​hired goons.
(Definition of goon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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