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goner

[gaw-ner, gon-er] /ˈgɔ nər, ˈgɒn ər/
noun, Informal.
1.
a person or thing that is dead, lost, or past recovery.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; gone + -er1
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  • He thought he was a goner because the ships weren't coming by.
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goner

/ˈɡɒnə/
noun
1.
(slang) a person or thing beyond help or recovery, esp a person who is dead or about to die
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Word Origin and History for goner
n.

"something dead or about to die," 1850, from gone + -er (1). From earlier expressions such as gone goose (1830), gone coon, etc.

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