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goon squad

noun
1.
a group of hired thugs used to perform ruthless or violent acts.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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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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goon squad

noun phrase

A group of ruffians •Used of the opposition by both sides in labor disputes: A few weeks later, another ''goon squad,'' as they have been rightly labeled/ What some doctors deride as investigative ''goon squads'' (mid-1930s+)


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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