Simple Definition of hooligan
: a usually young man who does noisy and violent things as part of a group or gang
Examples of hooligan
The windows were broken by a gang of teenage hooligans.
<shouldn't you hooligans be in school instead of threatening old ladies?>
Origin of hooligan
perhaps from Patrick Hooligan fl1896 Irish hoodlum in Southwark, London
First Known Use: 1896
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