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noun as in ruffian

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Bond, of course, escapes the explosion relatively unscathed only to be greeted by the aforementioned goons.

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The stomach-bubbling feelingThat your goons, or you, may suddenly appear.

In movement vernacular, Boogaloo refers to an inevitable and imminent armed revolt, and members often call themselves Boogaloo Bois, boogs or goons.

Think of it as the Jersey Shore exception, where you can act like a brutish goon and the first bust is essentially a do-over.

Penguin India wet itself, and entered into an agreement with this semi-literate goon.

In the original Danish show, Forbrydelsen, the cop was a typical hotheaded macho goon, all guns and glory and ego.

The Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist of A Visit From the Goon Squad explains each pick.

[Laughs] I had auditioned for Biff, and everyone they liked as a runner-up became [his goon squad].

Dutifully Lamb's goon turned and retraced his steps to the curb, holding his four-square hat carefully.

Louis the Goon practically demanded, invited, the use of a .45 automatic on him.

Louis the Goon Engel was a mere walk-on in the piece, a spear-carrier doomed to death.

Louis the Goon went along, looking neither to right nor left, docilely intent on minding his own business.

Louis the Goon came down and scooted out the side entrance in a hurry.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to goon, such as: hooligan, thug, bozo, bruiser, dope, and gorilla.

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