Examples of hooligan in a Sentence
The windows were broken by a gang of teenage hooligans.
shouldn't you hooligans be in school instead of threatening old ladies?
Recent Examples of hooligan from the Web
The Russian hooligans had martial arts training and left several England fans badly hurt, including one in a coma.
MOSCOW (AP) — Terrorists, hooligans and anti-corruption protesters.
Since Shprygin is a former hooligan himself, his banishment has been seen as a sign that the Russian authorities didn’t want to appear to be backing violent fans ahead of the World Cup.
IF THE WINTER-SPORTS world were high school, snowmobiles would be the hooligans smoking in the bathroom.
In the wee hours of Feb. 2, a group of six intoxicated hooligans threw snowballs at the Rabbit Ears Motel sign and tried to hoist one of their crew onto the historic sign to take a photo.
Their facelessness also conveyed a faint sense of menace, as if these were the distant, Plato-quoting cousins of the balaclava-wearing hooligans who are a regular presence at nationalist marches throughout Europe.
Scottish hooligan Stephen Stapley was visited in his Paris hospital bed today by a French judge who arrived not bearing flowers.
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Origin and Etymology of hooligan
perhaps from Patrick Hooligan flourished 1896 Irish hoodlum in Southwark, London
First Known Use: 1896See Words from the same year
HOOLIGAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hooligan for English Language Learners
: a usually young man who does noisy and violent things as part of a group or gang
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