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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 06:13 AM

9. Not a term of endearment

goon |goōn|
noun informal
1 a silly, foolish, or eccentric person.
2 a bully or thug, esp. one hired to terrorize or do away with opposition : a squad of goons waving pistols.
ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: perhaps from dialect gooney [booby] ; influenced by the subhuman cartoon character ‘Alice the Goon,’ created by E. C. Segar (1894–1938), American cartoonist.

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