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hooligan

noun

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  1. a violent, brutal person who is often a member of an organized gang <shouldn't you hooligans be in school instead of threatening old ladies?> Synonyms bully, gangbanger, gangsta, gangster, goon, gorilla, hood, hoodlum, mobster, mug, plug-ugly, punk, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, thug, tough, toughie (also toughy), yob [British], yobbo [British]Related Words cutthroat, scoundrel, villain; assassin, bandit, bravo, brigand, criminal, crook, desperado, felon, gunman, highwayman, lawbreaker, mafioso, malefactor, offender, outlaw, perp, perpetrator, pirate; pickpocket, racketeer, robber, swindler, thief, vandal; juvenile delinquent, tearaway [British]




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