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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 ?
What's the use of bragging about being from the North, or the South, or the old manor house in the dale, or Euclid avenue, Cleveland, or Pike's Peak, or Fairfax County, Va., or Hooligan's Flats or any place?
His friends frequently wrangle warmly as to whether he is most like Bayard, Lancelot, or Happy Hooligan. Some say one, some the other.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has beckoned on Nigerians not to hand over the nation to 'thieves and hooligans.'
As in several cities in the former East Germany, the extreme-right scene in Chemnitz has close links to local football hooligans and mixed martial arts fighters.
He definitely isn't one of society's winners, but he has his chosen family, the pack of soccer hooligans he's grown up with.
They will be forever remembered for the sickening violence that erupted on January 10, 1981, when 100 C Crew hooligans waited for Liverpool supporters at New Street station's rail bar.
I FIND it shocking that the Football League has given in to hooligans by awarding and rewarding Blackpool Football club with a point after their game with Huddersfield Town.
The fan ID card is also very good idea as it would allow the police to keep a check on hooligans. For instance, police could take away the card of a hooligan, thus barring him from entry into a match; he would not be able to buy a ticket or enter a ground if convicted.
The first chapters are devoted to the bitter hatred Tyneside's hooligans had for Sunderland supporters.