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Definition of hooligan noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hooligan

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noun
NAmE//ˈhulɪɡən//
 
 
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a young person who behaves in an extremely noisy and violent way in public, usually in a group hooligans vandalizing the neighborhood
hooliganism
 
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NAmE//ˈhulɪɡəˌnɪzəm//
 
noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hooligan