goner

[ gaw-ner, gon-er ]
/ ˈgɔ nər, ˈgɒn ər /

noun Informal.

a person or thing that is dead, lost, or past recovery.

Nearby words

  1. gone goose,
  2. gone with the wind,
  3. gonecyst,
  4. gonecystolith,
  5. goneness,
  6. goneril,
  7. gonfalon,
  8. gonfalonier,
  9. gonfanon,
  10. gong

Origin of goner

First recorded in 1840–50; gone + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for goner

goner

/ (ˈɡɒnə) /

noun

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

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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