Meaning of “goon” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “goon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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goonnoun [ C ]

us /ɡun/

a man who is paid to threaten or hurt people:

The strikers were beaten by a bunch of hired goons.

(Definition of “goon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)