goon squad

noun
a group of hired thugs used to perform ruthless or violent acts.

Origin:
1935–40

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goon squad definition


  1. n.
    an organized group of thugs; a gang of toughs. (Underworld.) : The goon squad Mr. Big sent around scared the devil out of Wilmer.
  2. n.
    the police. : My old buddy on the goon squad tells me there'll be some action over on Maple Street tonight.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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While everyone else went back to the barracks, the four or five others who also failed joined me to form a goon squad.
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