[gaw-ner, gon-er]
noun Informal.
a person or thing that is dead, lost, or past recovery.

1840–50; gone + -er1

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goner (ˈɡɒnə)
slang a person or thing beyond help or recovery, esp a person who is dead or about to die

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Example sentences
He thought he was a goner because the ships weren't coming by.
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