[1932+; fr a trademark, Gunk, for a degreasing compound, and part of a cluster of nearly synonymous terms beginning with g]
noun A young hoodlum or ruffian: Cops handle young goonlets gently (1940s+)
- Go on line
see: go on , def. 9.
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+)
- Go on track
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)