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Definition of hoodlum noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    hoodlum

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈhʊdləm//
     
    , NAmE//ˈhudləm//
     
    (informal)
     
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  1. 1(slang hood) a violent criminal, especially one who is part of a gang
  2. 2a violent and noisy young man synonym hooligan
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hoodlum