noun hoo·li·gan \ˈhü-li-gən\

: a usually young man who does noisy and violent things as part of a group or gang

Full Definition of HOOLIGAN


Examples of HOOLIGAN

  1. The windows were broken by a gang of teenage hooligans.
  2. <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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