, lawless person, often a member of a gang
a tough-looking young ruffian
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Wortherkunft von 'hoodlum'prob. < Ger dial. (esp. Swiss) hudilump, wretch, miserable fellow < MHG hudel, rag, wretch + lump, rag, tatter, wretch