What Does Gooner Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

Gooner means "Porn Addict" in the United States, but "Arsenal Supporter" in England.
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In the United States, the term "gooner" is mainly used to refer to someone who is addicted to online porn. Unfortunately, for supporters of Arsenal Football Club (a soccer team based in London, that plays in the English Premier League), gooner is proudly used as an affectionate play on the club's nickname "The Gunners." This difference in usage could lead unwary tourists into embarrassing situations. For example:

  • Londoner: I'm going to see the Gooners thrash United on Wednesday. Do you want a ticket?
  • New Yorker: That sounds kinky. Count me in!
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Arsenal's nickname "The Gunners" is a reference to the cannon on the club crest, which represents the armament factory where the club's founders were employed.

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When I write Gooner, I mean this:

meaning of Gooner

Gooners can be addicted to porn or to Arsenal FC.

Summary of Key Points for First Definition

"Porn Addict" is, by far, the most common meaning for Gooner when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Porn Addict
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

"Arsenal Supporter" is the most common definition for Gooner among soccer fans.
Definition:Arsenal Supporter
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

An Academic Look at Gooner

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Gooner is a slang term. Slang is informal language that consists of words, phrases, and uses of language that are often restricted to a specific context or a particular group of users. Slang is not typically used in formal or professional settings. However, gooners of both types can be found at all levels of society.

Example of Gooner Used in a Text

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