hooligan


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hoo·li·gan

 (ho͞o′lĭ-gən)
n.
A tough and aggressive or violent youth.

[Origin unknown.]

hoo′li·gan·ism n.

hooligan

(ˈhuːlɪɡən)
n
slang a rough lawless young person
[C19: perhaps variant of Houlihan, Irish surname]
ˈhooliganism n

hoo•li•gan

(ˈhu lɪ gən)

n.
a ruffian or hoodlum.
[1895–1900; perhaps after the Irish surname Hooligan]
hoo′li•gan•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hooligan - a cruel and brutal fellowhooligan - a cruel and brutal fellow    
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks
bullyboy - a swaggering tough; usually one acting as an agent of a political faction
muscleman, muscle - a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard; "the drug lord had his muscleman to protect him"
skinhead - a young person who belongs to a British or American group that shave their heads and gather at rock concerts or engage in white supremacist demonstrations
plug-ugly, tough guy - someone who bullies weaker people

hooligan

noun delinquent, tough, vandal, casual, ned (Scot. slang), rowdy, hoon (Austral. & N.Z.), hoodlum (chiefly U.S.), ruffian, lager lout, boot boy, yob or yobbo (Brit. slang) riots involving football hooligans

hooligan

noun
Informal. A person who treats others violently and roughly, especially for hire:
Slang: goon, gorilla, hood.
Translations
مُجْرِم في عِصابَه
chuligán
bøllehooligan
skemmdarvargur
chuliganizmas
huligāns
huligan
aylakholigansokak serserisi

hooligan

[ˈhuːlɪgən] Ngamberro/a m/f

hooligan

[ˈhuːlɪgən] nhooligan m

hooligan

nRowdy m

hooligan

[ˈhuːlɪgən] nteppista m/f, hooligan m/f inv

hooligan

(ˈhuːligən) noun
a young violent, destructive or badly-behaved person.
ˈhooliganism noun
violent or destructive behaviour especially by young people.
References in classic literature ?
His friends frequently wrangle warmly as to whether he is most like Bayard, Lancelot, or Happy Hooligan.
Spawn is developing a new service area they've named Hooligan (hooliganthinking.
Pour certains ca sera un festival de foot, pour d'autres ca sera un festival de violence", a annonce un hooligan filme a proximite de la Rostov Arena, un des stades oo se derouleront des rencontres pendant la competition.
One of their most famous generals was an individual known as Pete the Greek who, terrace folklore would have it, headbutted a police horse and battled Millwall's hooligan boss in a one-to-one brawl.
I see that they the Football League are been referred to as the Hooligan Football League.
This might even encourage them to take tough line on hooligan behaviour publicly instead of equivocating and making excuses for the thugs.
e group's track Mr Baili[euro] is being used on e Hooligan Factory, a laugh-out-loud spoof on the darker side of the beautiful game.
DARK episodes from Tyneside's shameful hooligan past can today be laid bare.
Marcus Blackmore's experienced Hooligan crew came from behind to win the prestigious Australian IRC Championship earlier this year at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.
Some are older ones who have been on the hooligan scene for many years or left it and have now come back.
Leading criminologist Piotr Chlebowicz explained that the hooligan phenomenon which threatens to destroy Euro 2012 is led by serious criminals.
Former Cardiff City Soul Crew hooligan Jeff Marsh is one of the organisers of both groups, the Welsh Defence League and Casuals United.