Definition of Hooligan

1. Noun. A cruel and brutal fellow.

Exact synonyms: Bully, Roughneck, Rowdy, Ruffian, Tough, Yob, Yobbo, Yobo
Generic synonyms: Aggressor, Assailant, Assaulter, Attacker
Specialized synonyms: Bullyboy, Muscle, Muscleman, Skinhead, Plug-ugly, Tough Guy
Derivative terms: Bully, Ruffianly



Definition of Hooligan

1. Noun. (informal pejorative) A person that causes trouble or violence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hooligan

1. a hoodlum [n -S] - See also: hoodlum

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hooligan

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hookworm disease
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hooky
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hooky player
hooley
hooleys
hoolican
hoolicans
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hooligan (current term)
hooliganism
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hoolock
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hoom
hoon
hoond
hoonds
hooned
hooning
hoonoomaun
hoonoomauns

Literary usage of Hooligan

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1. The Areas of the United States, the States, and the Territories by Henry Gannett (1906)
"HAPPY hooligan. At the Happy hooligan mine, limestone, probably Paleozoic, is overlain by a flow of basalt estimated to be 40 to 50 feet in thickness. ..."

2. Gilbert and Sullivan and Their Operas: With Recollections and Anecdotes of D by François Cellier, Cunningham Bridgeman (1914)
"... of "Gilbert and Sullivan "—Taming of the hooligan—Gallery and pit concerts—First nights behind the curtain—Gilbert recalls first night at the Olympic. ..."

3. The Cinema; Its Present Position and Future Possibilities by National Council of Public Morals, Cinema Commission of Inquiry (1917)
"Fifteen years ago street hooligan gangs were a real menace and problem. Now such gangs are quite unknown in my district." i This opinion is confirmed by ..."

4. The Anglo-Saxon Review by Randolph Spencer Churchill (1900)
"PATRICK hooligan BY CLARENCE ROOK I \CE in every few years comes an awakening. That, perhaps, is too vigorous a word. Let us say that once in every few ..."

5. France To-day: Its Religious Orientation by Paul Sabatier (1913)
"... religious orientation—It has been arraigned as the nursery of crime—Mistake of the apologists of religion who try to turn terror of the hooligan into a ..."

6. The Black Bear by William Henry Wright (1910)
"THE HAPPY hooligan IN this chapter I would like to give some notion of the Black Bear at home. I do not mean "at home" in the society sense of being dressed ..."

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