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.
SUSPECTED hoodlums have attacked the houses of the senator representing Kogi central senatorial district, Ahmed Ogembe, that of a former member of House of Representatives, Alhaji Abdulkarem Salihu and three other members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Okene, Okehi and Adavi local government areas respectively.
Rather than take me to the nearest police stations 500 meters away from my residence, or 1 kilometer away at Gigiri, or at the CID Headquarters, 3 kilometers away; the heavily armed hoodlums led by Said Kiprotich locked me away for 16 hours in a tiny, cold cell at the Githunguri Police Station, without access to counsel, family, consular services or physicians, after stopping for 45 minutes at the Kiambu Police Station in Kiambu town.
The city's police force has received 150 new motorbikes from the local government to patrol the streets against these hoodlums.
Summary: Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], June 25 (ANI): Condemning the attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP George Baker in West Bengal's Bardhaman's, the saffron party on Sunday said the state has been converted into a land of hoodlums under the Trinamool Congress (TMC) Government.
Pollard stands up to one of the hoodlums As the boys run, Dan calls an ambulance - is Pollard OK?
The biggest hoodlums of the 1980s were the ones in Downing Street.