hoodlum


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hood·lum

 (ho͞od′ləm, ho͝od′-)
n.
1. A gangster; a thug.
2. A tough, often aggressive or violent youth.

[Origin unknown.]

hood′lum·ism n.

hoodlum

(ˈhuːdləm)
n
1. a petty gangster or ruffian
2. a lawless youth
[C19: perhaps from Southern German dialect Haderlump ragged good-for-nothing]
ˈhoodlumism n

hood•lum

(ˈhud ləm, ˈhʊd-)

n.
1. a thug or gangster.
2. a young street ruffian.
[1870–75, Amer.; probably < dial. German; compare Swabian derivatives of Hudel rag]
hood′lum•ish, adj.
hood′lum•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoodlum - an aggressive and violent young criminalhoodlum - an aggressive and violent young criminal
bully - a hired thug
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

hoodlum

noun (Informal) thug, hooligan, ruffian, vandal, delinquent, rowdy, lout, tearaway, hoon (Austral. & N.Z.), bruiser (informal), boot boy, yob or yobbo (Brit. informal) Caruso is a small-time hoodlum attempting to go straight.

hoodlum

noun
1. A person who treats others violently and roughly, especially for hire:
Informal: hooligan.
Slang: goon, gorilla, hood.
2. A rough, violent person who engages in destructive actions:
Informal: toughie.
Slang: hood, punk.
Translations
شَخص مُحِب للتدميرمُجْرِم
chuligángangsterničema
bøllegangster
glæpamaîurskemmdarvargur
bandītsgangsteris

hoodlum

[ˈhuːdləm] Nmatón/ona m/f, gorila m

hoodlum

[ˈhuːdləm] ntruand m

hoodlum

nRowdy m; (= member of gang)Ganove m (inf), → Gangster m (inf); you young hoodlumdu Rowdy, du Rüpel

hoodlum

[ˈhuːdləm] nteppista m/f

hoodlum

(ˈhuːdləm) noun
1. a destructive person.
2. (especially American) a criminal.
References in classic literature ?
You've got a cinch-nobody to think of but your own precious self--an' a lot of young hoodlums makin' eyes at you an' tellin' you how beautiful your eyes are.
Just the same he's oodles better'n your bunch of hoodlums that no decent woman'd wipe her one pair of shoes on.
That bunch of hoodlums was lookin' for trouble, an' Arthur wasn't botherin' 'em none.
And while Arthur took up the tale, for the twentieth time, of his adventure with the drunken hoodlums on the ferry-boat and of how Martin Eden had rushed in and rescued him, that individual, with frowning brows, meditated upon the fool he had made of himself, and wrestled more determinedly with the problem of how he should conduct himself toward these people.
And then, after hours of wandering and toil, we encountered a gang of hoodlums.
I had heard of the Sporting Life Gang before, a crowd of hoodlums and criminals that terrorized the lower quarters of Oakland, and two-thirds of which were usually to be found in state's prison for crimes that ranged from perjury and ballot-box stuffing to murder.
Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest videogame publishers, and Jive Records today announced that the song "Madder," from GRAMMY-nominated group Groove Armada's critically-acclaimed new album "Lovebox," will provide the sonic signature for the eagerly anticipated game Rayman(R) 3 Hoodlum Havoc.
Ubi Soft Entertainment has announced two Hollywood celebrities who will play feature voiceover roles in Rayman(R) 3 Hoodlum Havoc, a video game slated for release in March 2003 that is already stirring a buzz among the gaming community.
The contest coincides with the first look at the latest Tom Clancy games, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six(TM) Raven Shield(TM) and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell(TM), and the new sequel to the 10 million plus, best-selling Rayman(R) franchise, the eagerly anticipated Rayman(R) 3 Hoodlum Havoc at E3, the premiere interactive entertainment event.
Ubi Soft will also unveil the new sequel to the 10 million plus, best-selling Rayman(R) franchise with the eagerly anticipated Rayman(R)3 Hoodlum Havoc.
Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the largest video game publishers in the world, today announced plans to release Rayman(R) 3 Hoodlum Havoc in the U.
When a budding Mafia capo approached writer Ernest Volkman with an offer to tell his life's story, the young hoodlum probably never imagined that Volkman would conclude that he was an incompetent dunce who typified today's baby mobsters.