The word Goon is a relatively new term that has recently spread from an arena generally only used by rappers and those in the African-American culture, to all races and ethnic areas.
In a pop culture sense, "goon," has been used in many popular songs by artists who are quite famous.
Rapper Brisco, among others, uses the term to describe himself and his friends from a particular region of Miami in his song featuring Lil' Wayne "I'm in tha Hood": "Opa-Locka Goons!"
Thus we see the definition of "goon" being applied in a geographic sense, identifying a group of people from a certain region with a set of shared characteristics or habits.
"Goon," primarily through the lyrics of rapper Plies, has begun to take on a similar, but new meaning to Brisco's usage. Plies is a rapper notorious for being the tough guy on the block, the "G" who has never snitched, and is going home to his "Bust it Baby" in one piece or in a casket. Plies persistent use of the word to describe his large group of thugs has caught on in a humorous sense with rap-listeners and non-listeners alike.
With the advent of the word being used in a such a serious manner, it has grown to describe a variety of people and individual characteristics.
A goon can be a thug - someone who you know at any given time could rob a conveinence store for you.
Ex: "That kid's a goon - I wouldn't mess with his girl bro."
A goon can be someone who acts goofy, strange, or simply humorously during inappropriate times.
Ex: "We brought over a girl for him to spit game at - but he was a goon and played beer pong all night instead."
A goon can also be someone or something that is mischievous, clever, or crafty.
"I've got a date on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; the girls are all friends, but none of them know...I'm a goon if I pull it off."
A situation where many goons are present in a contained space, or an event run by many goons, would be referred to as "goonville," or "Goon Squad."
Ex: "Look at this "goon squad," let's get outta here.
The step above a goon (which of course is all relative to how much of a goon "person A" is) would be a "Goblin."
It's going down tonight, cuz them goons out lurkin'
All the goons around me so you know I'm comin'
Half a brick in my pocket ten stacks on me!
a real man or nigga
originated in flordia
"told her i was a goon and she went for it" -plies(shawty)
Someone hired to rough someone up, usually someone big and dumb who commits acts of violence for money.
I'll show those fools, i'll hire a couple of goons to give those butt-pummeling ass clowns a fresh one accross the face. FIST!
the cheapest possible cask wine.
Members of the Something Awful Forums. They were named this after repeated verbal attacks on a website caused the owner to complain to Something Awful owner Lowtax about him and his "goons."
Goons have neckbeards, no real-life social skills, a tendency for whining about dumb superficial crap, and a knack for shutting down anyone who has anything worth making fun of. They're known for their sarcastic and elitist tendencies, though many on the internet find them hilarious.
Usually proud members of such Forums as GBS, BYOB, FYAD, or ADTRW, goons patrol the Awful Forums attempting to type funny jokes while their fingers slip off the keyboard due to Cheetos grease.
Goons spew overused catchphrases like "Do you have stairs in your house?" or "All your base are belong to us," though they are also responsible for founding and popularizing various internet memes, web sites, and trends.
There are many varieties of goon, depending on the particular forums they frequent at SA. GBS goons are often sarcastic and clever, while FYAD goons are elitist and abstract, BYOB goons are laid-back and random, CC goons are artistic and very critical, and ADTRW goons are anime-obsessed.
Goon1: That reminds me of a BYOB thread a few days ago.
Goon2: OMG ur a goon 2?
Goon1: Wow yeah do you have stairs in your base belong to us?
Goons: Why do I have to pay 10bux to get into these forums? If it costs me an entire week's allowance, than I don't want to be a goon.
Wow, you guys have no clue. "Goon" is gang terminology for a low level gang member (fyi, gangs have a hierarchy). These low level gang members are usually the street drug runners who work for a boss that is much less visible than them. For this reason certain things are implied in a goon's responsibilities : the goon's are more visible so they "take the fall" for their bosses if some transactions were discovered by police - the goon would take the arrest and never snitch on his boss. The boss (usually much older ) would usually bail the goon out of prison if he should be caught on a job. The boss keeps himself as far away from the "prosecutable action" as possible (see young joc's ref to this when he says "keep my hands clean cause I never touch dope" ). For this purpose of taking the fall, goons are usually preferred to be younger and are often under 18 (to avoid having to be charged/serve time as an adult if caught). Another purpose other than deals is carrying out hits - the goon will never admit who he works for - this helps so that if he is suspected for a murder, it's hard to prove because there is no motive. In a gang organization (fyi gangs are organizations for organized crime just like the mophia, they just don't get that same dark honor for... some reason). This is what is being referred to in Plies's song when he says "born a real nigga, but I'mma die a goon".more...
And by lil wayne in "A mille" when he says, "I go by them goon rules: if you can't beat'm then yo...
Cheap wine. Often comes in a 4 Litre Cask for around $10 Australian dollars.
'Magic Goon' is wine mixed with lemonade, OJ etc.
Most commonly said in Australia.
"What else can get you fucked for $2.50AUD?"
"That is sum nasty ass goon."
Generally slow witted, or goofy.
Also of either poor quality in character, dress, or personality
Wanna go hang out with Loui?
No man, that kid's such a goon.