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Goon   /gun/   Listen

An awkward stupid person.  Synonyms: clod, gawk, lout, lubber, lummox, lump, oaf, stumblebum.
An aggressive and violent young criminal.  Synonyms: hood, hoodlum, punk, strong-armer, thug, tough, toughie.

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"Goon" Quotes from Famous Books

... wonderful great man; you should see his nails; he never cuts them! Three millions, at least, he has scraped together with those nails of his, sir. And in this rotten old country, a man must have nails a yard long to fight with a devil like Levy! Good-by, good-by,—Goon-by, MY DEAR, nephew!" ...
— My Novel, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... market for an extra pund on a beast, or a shillin' on the quarter o' barley, an' what's the gude o' 't? Burnbrae gaes aff tae get a goon for his wife or a buke for his college laddie, an' Lachlan Campbell 'ill no leave the place noo without a ...
— Stories by English Authors: Scotland • Various

... remittent like ivery thing else, but come at diminished intervals when he has really made up his mind to be born (his first mistake, sirs, but not his last); and the paroxysms of his mortal disease come at shorter intervals when he is really goon off the hooks: but still chronometrically; just as watches keep time whether they go fast or slow. Now, jintlemen, isn't this a ...
— Hard Cash • Charles Reade

... hearing it long to "goon on pilgrimages," or to the Maine woods to fish, or, waiting until the 19th, to leave Boston by boat and go up and down the shore to see how fared their summer cottages during the winter storms; some even imagine they have malaria ...
— The Hills of Hingham • Dallas Lore Sharp

Words linked to "Goon" :   felon, malefactor, clumsy person, bully, outlaw, criminal, crook

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