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goon squad

A group of people hired or acting for the purposes of enforcement, protection, intimidation, and/or harassment on behalf of someone else. Primarily heard in US. After Mr. Smith refused to pay the mafia protection money, they sent a goon squad around to rough him up.
See also: goon, squad

goon

(gun)
1. n. a stupid person; a fool. Todd is a silly goon, but he’s a lot of fun at parties.
2. n. a hooligan; a thug or bodyguard. (Underworld.) Call off your goons!

goon squad

1. n. an organized group of thugs; a gang of toughs. (Underworld.) The goon squad Mr. Big sent around scared the devil out of Wilmer.
2. n. the police. My old buddy on the goon squad tells me there’ll be some action over on Maple Street tonight.
See also: goon, squad

gooned

(gund)
mod. drunk. (As though beat up by a goon.) His date was gooned by ten, and he had to take her home.
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goon-platoon

n. a platoon of misfits; a platoon that is noted for its errors. (Military.) Well, the goon-platoon’s done it again!
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Milligan once claimed the word Goon came from the Popeye cartoons, but it was also the name prisoners of wars gave to German guards in the Second World War.
With his fan credentials officially sealed by the fact he's already played Secombe in two separate Goons-based stage productions, Goon Bandage and Ying Tong - A Walk With The Goons, Patterson said that, although very much of their time, the appeal of Milligan et al was limitless.
Goon estimates the coupling will save the Army more than $2 million dollars per year in unused grenade rounds, which cost approximately $40 per round.
Here for real we saw brutal combat, as if there were not a battle elsewhere, not a death in the whole city; we saw Mars gone crazy, the Goons rushing the roofs, a shuddering single carapace of Goon helmets and Goon letterjackets assaulting the thresholds.
Left, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan with fan Prince Charles at a party to launch the second book of The Goon Show radio scripts in 1973.
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Goon is a giant: standing six foot nine inches and weighing in at four hundred pounds, he is a monster whose path you wouldn't want to cross, in or out of the ring.
Her dad, of course, was the comic depressive Spike Milligan, the late founder and co-writer of The Goon Show and many books.
When some goon says he's taking your hard-earned money to spend as he pleases, you are but a slave to your master.