adjective, goon·i·er, goon·i·est, noun, plural goon·eys, goon·ies.


or goon·ey


adjective, goon·i·er, goon·i·est.

Slang. stupid, foolish, or awkward: a goony smile on his face.
Informal. of or like a goon; thuggish; brutal.

noun, plural goon·ies.

Origin of goony

Related formsgoon·i·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of goonies

  • We had for breakfast this morning some of the brown albatross or "goonies," as they call them.

  • Seagulls and goonies had followed in the wake of our ship, and rested themselves each day aloft in the rigging.

    A Woman who went to Alaska

    May Kellogg Sullivan

  • The "goonies" also are easy to capture, although they are large and strong and a blow from the wing would break a man's limb.