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A goon is a personal bodyguard or a thug or ruffian employed by a person(s) as a personal enforcer. A goon typically intimidates, assaults, or batters people who oppose their employer.
Goon may also refer to:
- One of a fictional race of creatures living on Goon Island in the Popeye cartoon series (see Alice the Goon)
- A Guard in a prisoner of war camp, (British World War II usage)
- A performer in The Goon Show
- Bill Irwin (born 1954), wrestler briefly known as "The Goon"
- Enforcer (ice hockey), also known as a goon
- Goon (album), a 1996 release by Global Goon
- Goon (film), a 2011 comedy film starring Seann William Scott
- The Goon, comic book series created by Eric Powell
- Another name for the character in the Kilroy was here graffiti
- Antipodean slang word for cheap box wine, particularly common amongst Australian students
- GOONs, Guardians of the Oglala Nation, private paramilitary group active on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation during the early 1970s
- GOONS, an acronym for the Guild of One-Name Studies
- Mr Goon, oafish local policeman in Enid Blyton's Five Find-Outers series of children's books
- Goons, members of the Something Awful user forums
The first goons appear to have been the inhabitants of Goon Island in Alice the Goon, a Popeye cartoon of 1933 by E. C. Segar, tall, muscular characters of identical appearance whose language is incomprehensible scribbles. British troops captured by Germans in and after 1940 adopted the word to identify the guards of Prisoner of War camps. Thus known in England after 1945, the word was adopted by Spike Milligan and his colleagues to name their repertoire of comic characters.
- Go-on, a possible way of reading certain Japanese Kanji
- Goon Squad (disambiguation)
- Gune, a gnome-like character from the film Titan A.E.
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- Eric Williams, The Wooden Horse (1950) etc.