hoodlum

hoodlum
I noun agitator, bandit, blackguard, brigand, burglar, convict, criminal, embezzler, evildoer, felon, firebrand, gunman, holdup man, knave, larcener, larcenist, lawbreaker, malefactor, malevolent, malfeasant, malfeasor, miscreant, mobster, oppressor, outlaw, peculator, pickpocket, purloiner, rogue, roisterer, rough, ruffian, scoundrel, stealer, thief, villain, wrongdoer associated concepts: juvenile delinquent, multiple offender, predicate felon, youthful offender II index lawbreaker, malefactor

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  • Hoodlum — may refer to:* Hoodlum (film), a 1997 film starring Laurence Fishburne *Hoodlum (1951 film), a heist film which has fallen into the [http://www.archive.org/details/The Hoodlum public domain] . [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043655/ More info] at… …   Wikipedia

  • hoodlum — popularized 1871, Amer.Eng., (identified throughout the 1870s as a California word ) young street rowdy, loafer, especially one involved in violence against Chinese immigrants, young criminal, gangster; it appears to have been in use locally from …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hoodlum — Hood lum, n. A young rowdy; a rough, lawless fellow; colloquially, called also {hood}. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] Just tell your hoodlum friends outside You ain t got time to take no ride. Yakety Yak (Song) [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoodlum — ► NOUN ▪ a hooligan or gangster. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • hoodlum — ☆ hoodlum [hood′ləm, ho͞od′ləm ] n. [prob. < Ger dial. (esp. Swiss) hudilump, wretch, miserable fellow < MHG hudel, rag, wretch + lump, rag, tatter, wretch] 1. a wild, lawless person, often a member of a gang of criminals 2. a tough looking …   English World dictionary

  • Hoodlum — Les Seigneurs de Harlem Données clés Titre original Hoodlum Réalisation Bill Duke Scénario Chris Brancato Acteurs principaux Laurence Fishburne Tim Roth Vanessa Williams Andy Garcia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hoodlum — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Harlem, N.Y.C. – Der Preis der Macht Originaltitel: Hoodlum Produktionsland: Vereinigte Staaten Erscheinungsjahr: 1997 Länge: 125 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hoodlum —    , HOOD    A hoodlum is a young street ruffian, especially one belonging to a gang. He and hoodlums are only he is a thug, a gangster, completely reprehensible. The word is a varied eponymous form of the real name of the leader of a gang of… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • hoodlum — UK [ˈhuːdləm] / US [ˈhudləm] noun [countable] Word forms hoodlum : singular hoodlum plural hoodlums 1) a young person who shows no respect for the law 2) a criminal, especially a violent one …   English dictionary

  • hoodlum — [[t]hu͟ːdləm[/t]] hoodlums N COUNT A hoodlum is a violent criminal, especially one who is a member of a group. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

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