Definition of goonda in English:

goonda

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Pronunciation: /ˈguːndə
 
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noun

Indian
  • A hired thug or bully: the unbridled goondas roughed up the peasants and murdered them very often
    More example sentences
    • He says first he was offered a blank cheque, then goondas - hired thugs - came to his home at night.
    • People are afraid to go to cinemas with family due to the ever-increasing presence of hooligans and goondas.
    • It proves that the so-called forty terrorists were not a collection of goondas, murderers or robbers, as was made out by the government.

Origin

from Hindi guṇḍā 'rascal'.

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