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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Translations
شَخص مُحِب للتدميرمُجْرِم
chuligángangsterničema
bøllegangster
glæpamaîurskemmdarvargur
bandītsgangsteris

hoodlum

[ˈhuːdləm] Nmatón/ona m/f, gorila m
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hoodlum

[ˈhuːdləm] ntruand m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

hoodlum

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

[ˈhuːdləm] nteppista m/f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

hoodlum

(ˈhuːdləm) noun
1. a destructive person.
2. (especially American) a criminal.
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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. They were not I.L.W.
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.
The monarch who alleged the Fulani herdsmen within the area and Shasha community of masterminding abduction in the area said, 'most of the victims disclosed that the hoodlums usually leave for Shasha to charge their phones to communicate with their victims' families to negotiate for ransom.'
Member representing Lagelu constituency of Oyo state, Honourable Akintunde Olajide has faulted reports that he was going around motor parks, in company of hoodlums, to intimidate drivers.
The Sindh government should direct the police to conduct a campaign to put an end to these petty hoodlums harassing women.
Abubakar Idris, a lecturer at the Federal University Dutsinma Katsina has been abducted by hoodlums.
In a grim case of jungle justice, Olamide Omolede, a 22-year-old man, was on Monday killed by hoodlums in Badore, Ajah, Lagos after he was wrongly accused of stealing a mobile phone.
Geremy Thomas, the London-based company's chief executive, has spoken about security issues the firm faced when "local hoodlums" discovered its test fields near Frome, Somerset, last year.