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An example use of goon in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… them and the goon goons and finally …”
A goon is a thug or a hoodlum.
the word goon occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that goon can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;