American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang One that is ruined or doomed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which is lost, ruined, or past recovery.
- n. Someone (or something) doomed; a hopeless case.
- n. a person in desperate straits; someone doomed
- From gone. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Your mother is a "goner" - he has the nomination locked up already.”
“He’d been a goner from the day Rose had asked him to hold her.”
“Why are you guys talking about Hillary as a 'goner' you will be surprised when she gets the nomination and not even offer Obama the VP position, we will see who is going to laugh last.”
“Fred Barnes argues in The New Republic this week that absent some cataclysmic event, Bill Clinton is a "goner" against George Bush.”
“Why argue, as some have done for the past three years, whether "goner" has the true Dublin ring if we have no idea whether the change is in ink, in pencil, in blue pencil or red?”
“The "goner" was trying to say something, and Jimmie leaned his ear down to him.”
“The "goner" prediction was the first version of the article and the news of Human Target's renewal was tacked on a little later (and after my original post).”
“Delaware looks to be a "goner" already with Mike Castle the likely winner (frankly, Beau Biden NOT running this year is probably very smart politically, since I will bet that Castle, once elected, will not seek re-election in 2014, when he will be 74).”
“I thought it was well and truly a 'goner' and that I'd have to go without, but thanks to some really detailed and helpful instructions from Neil our astute electrician, combined with an afternoon's hard work, I'm very happy to report that I had a win!”
“Howard adds to an already solid cast, but that doesn't necessarily ... to debunk German stereotypes on BBC4 Greg Dyke says Five is a 'goner' Cast Offs ends on”
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