Definition of larrikin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlærɪkɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlærɪkɪn//
(Australian English, New Zealand English)
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a person who ignores the normal rules of society or of an organization Word Originmid 19th cent.: from English dialect, perhaps from the given name Larry (pet form of Lawrence) + -kin, or from a pronunciation of larking.