larrikin

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lar·ri·kin

 (lăr′ĭ-kĭn)
n. Australian
A person given to comical or outlandish behavior.

[Origin unknown.]

larrikin

(ˈlærɪkɪn)
n
1. a mischievous person
2. (as modifier): a larrikin bloke.
3. a hooligan
[C19: from English dialect: a mischievous youth]
Translations

larrikin

n (Austral inf) → Rowdy m
References in classic literature ?
The night humours of the town descended from the street to the waterside in the still watches of the night: larrikins rushing down in bands to settle some quarrel by a stand-up fight, away from the police, in an indistinct ring half hidden by piles of cargo, with the sounds of blows, a groan now and then, the stamping of feet, and the cry of "Time
A policeman on duty had his attention drawn by larrikins to a man in prison dress who was stepping with considerable coolness into the steering-seat of a pretty high-toned Panhard; he was accompanied by a girl wrapped in a ragged shawl.
Their approach might have changed dramatically, but the Aussies have had a fair few larrikins in their gilded cricketing history.
By contrast, men's use of slang provides the focus for the majority of the book in chapters that deal with Larrikins, Diggers, 'Blokes, Booze and Bad Language', and Sport.
And Australian working-class characters are usually larrikins or broody blokes.
We'll largely the old aside Following triumphant UK tours in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011, the Aussie larrikins are packing their bags in their native New South Wales, ready to whisk themselves away from the eucalyptus-for we've new spooky infused Blue Mountains for a whistle-stop run of some 40 gigs.
Be they devastating family tragedies, close scrapes with bushfires or encounters with true larrikins of the outback, some of these stories will make your hair stand on end, others will make you laugh and cry.
Chappell, whose latest book Chappelli - Life, Larrikins and Cricket was launched this week, said Warner's explosiveness was what made him unique in world cricket.
The lovable, believable larrikins display disparate personalities as they cause amusing mayhem but in the end they give a positive view of the trials, joys, tribulations and successes, both academic and personal of young men.
Other unruly events involving larrikins of both sexes had taken place at the same dance pavilion back in the 1880s.
Retrospective construction shapes historical performances, allowing the future to turn the ideological requirement that larrikins must bleed into a remembered particular of some initiate's historicized past.