gooney

or goon·y

[ goo-nee ]
/ ˈgu ni /

adjective, goon·i·er, goon·i·est.

Slang. stupid, foolish, or awkward: a gooney smile on his face.
Informal. thuggish; brutal.

noun, plural goon·ies or goon·eys.

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Origin of gooney

OTHER WORDS FROM gooney

goon·i·ly, adverb
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