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[gaw-nuh; unstressed guh-nuh] /ˈgɔ nə; unstressed gə nə/
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going to:
Are we gonna go soon? Unabridged
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Examples from the web for gonna
  • Now it's gonna be good food and we're going to get it to you.
  • But that's not gonna stop the military from obsessing over them anyway.
  • Definitely gonna be a strong anti-population meme coming on soon.
  • Not gonna happen though because we're a foolish species with no self-control.
  • Changes in rainfall aren't gonna matter a butterfly's fart to undersea fault lines.
  • Of course in anything that any company does there are gonna the complainer's that swear somethings wrong when its not.
  • Don't you know it's gonna be all right all right, all right.
  • If you meddle with it you're only gonna make it worse.
  • There was some speculation about the knee, and whether it was gonna hold up.
  • And secondly, a lot is gonna happen between now and the nominating process.
British Dictionary definitions for gonna


verb, contraction (slang)
going to
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Word Origin and History for gonna

attempt to represent the casual pronunciation of going to. In Scottish dialect, ganna, gaunna recorded from 1806.

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Slang definitions & phrases for gonna


verb phrase

Going to •Casually pronounced form: I'm gonna veg out tonight (1913+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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