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Synonyms for goon

a person who treats others violently and roughly, especially for hire

Synonyms for goon

an awkward stupid person

an aggressive and violent young criminal

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The prince has been a fan of the Goon Show's surreal radio sketches performed by Sir Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Michael Bentine, since he was a schoolboy and revealed how he could mimic all the characters the trio created.
Then we marched on under cover of the Goons, invisible to our own gods.
The 57-year-old, from Swansea, said: "Then hewould act outThe Goon showhe had just done, playing all the parts and breaking into song at every opportunity.
Goon comedian and singer who served here as a boy chorister.
Now Dr Who and his arch enemies, together with the likes of classic comedies The Goons and Hancock's Half Hour are to return to the airwaves as BBC chiefs unveil their latest digital station.
TRIBUTE: Spike and (below) with fellow Goons Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe
BRITAIN lost a national treasure yesterday when the last of The Goons, Spike Milligan, died aged 83.
Milligan's madcap and absurd sense of humour dominated the Goons, whose other members, Sir Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Michael Bentine, have all died.
The 82-year-old Goons star was admitted to the private Cromwell Hospital in West London after complaining of acute stomach pains.
Meanwhile, CPI (M) leader Mohammed Salim said he was ashamed of the way things had turned out , stating that the murderers and goons were moving around scot-free and the professor was being unnecessarily targeted.
He became a household name as a member of The Goons with Spike Milligan, Michael Bentine and Harry Secombe, then an international star as an actor in more than 50 films .
The Goons - who made Swansea's Harry Secombe famous - came second while Tommy Cooper, born in Caerphilly, made it to eighth place.
There was even a message of sympathy from Goons fan Prince Charles.