larrikin

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lar·ri·kin

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

[Origin unknown.]
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larrikin

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

larrikin

n (Austral inf) → Rowdy m
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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!" rising suddenly above the sinister and excited murmurs; night-prowlers, pursued or pursuing, with a stifled shriek followed by a profound silence, or slinking stealthily along-side like ghosts, and addressing me from the quay below in mysterious tones with incomprehensible propositions.
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.
Not that Australia is a land of lads and larrikins but he headed straight for the nearest sports ground to celebrate.
Other teams in the mix are the Taipei Baboons, SKF Mavericks, Manila Carabaos and the Manila Hapons of Group B; Seoul Survivors, Clark Jets, Bush Turkeyz and Albay Bulkans of Group C; Manila Nomads, Makati Chiefs B, Cebu Dragons and Pot Bellied Pigs of Group D; B2Gold Larrikins, Eagles RFC, Makati Chiefs A and RMDK Tigers of the Cup Division; and Extinct Volcanoes, Fiji Golden Oldies, SCC Growlers and Taiper Silverbacks of the Veterans Category.
The Manila 10s is sponsored by Larrikins Rugby, Makati Chiefs.
Their approach might have changed dramatically, but the Aussies have had a fair few larrikins in their gilded cricketing history.
Larrikins Follows a young, desert-dwelling marsupial
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.
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