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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.
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The head of FDR's Civil Rights Section said that the "rioting and looting are outstanding examples of Negro hoodlumism and wanton murder" (Murakawa 2014,34).
The opinion is general among the base ball writers that the sooner the National League decides it can get along without McGraw and his hoodlumism, the sooner will the ideal state of affairs be realized." (39)
Majnu and Shetty have reluctantly left behind their days of hoodlumism to become respectable businessmen in Dubai, when Shetty's father (played by Patekar) arrives to announce he has a daughter by another marriage and Shetty, as the older brother, should take on the onus of settling her.