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?
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The hooligans forced officials to postpone the game and clear the arena.
Like many gangs, antifa is less of a sophisticated criminal enterprise and more of an excuse for hooligans to make trouble.
How about parallels to rabid sports fans, especially soccer crowds: There is some literature on the obnoxious sports fans ... football hooligans and the like.
In June, a bunch of pro-soda-tax hooligans hollered a state Senate committee meeting in City Hall into submission.
And just like that, thanks to these local hooligans, Halloween costumes became scary, spooky, funny, and creative all at the same time.
A small group of Villa fans were set upon by hooligans, outside O'Reilley's pub in Dusseldorf.
At least two other pioneer-era cemeteries in Greece that were restored in recent decades were beset by hooligans, said Thomas E. Burger, owner of the Thomas E. Burger Funeral home in nearby Parma, New York.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of hooligan
First Known Use: 1896See Words from the same year
Synonymsbully, 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 Wordscutthroat, 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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