A young hoodlum or ruffian: Cops handle young goonlets gently (1940s+)


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    noun 1. a group of hired thugs used to perform ruthless or violent acts. 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+)

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    verb phrase To patrol an area seeking prostitution customers; hook: Then I’d go on track till 4 AM, sleep two more hours, and start over (1970s+ Prostitutes)

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    verb phrase To go into debt: So you’ll go on the hook for one of those eighty-dollar sports-car coats (1950s+)

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