hooligan

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noun hoo·li·gan \ˈhü-li-gən\

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 flourished 1896 Irish hoodlum in Southwark, London


First Known Use: 1896


HOOLIGAN Defined for English Language Learners

hooligan

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noun hoo·li·gan \ˈhü-li-gən\

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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