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hooligan

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noun hoo·li·gan \ˈhü-li-gən\

Simple Definition of hooligan

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hooligan

Examples of hooligan in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of hooligan

perhaps from Patrick Hooligan fl1896 Irish hoodlum in Southwark, London


First Known Use: 1896



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