Definition of 'hooligan'
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The trouble is each one of these hooligans knows they won't receive a harsh punishment because of their age. The Sun (2016)The trouble is each one of these hooligans knows they won't receive a harsh punishment because of their age. The Sun (2016)We would soon see a tougher line being taken on young hooligans. The Sun (2008)The power is similar to that available against football hooligans. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Others dislike us because of our football hooligans. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If football hooligans are banned for violence, then why not players? The Sun (2009)The same goes for known football hooligans before, during and after matches. Times, Sunday Times (2006)So we can all rejoice, apart from the raven who lost his dinner to a young hooligan. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They were like football hooligans. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He thinks we're thick northerners because he wanted to write for the theatre when he was sixteen and we were football hooligans. THE LAST PARTY: Britpop, Blair and the demise of English rock (2003)Your average football hooligan's brain is much smaller than that of a Neanderthal man. The Sun (2009)They contrasted the cunning of the Russian hooligans with the naivety of their English victims. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Russian hooligans carried gum shields, mixed martial arts gloves and face masks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet before the teams took to the pitch Russian hooligans managed to attack a group of England fans outside the stadium. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The gang went berserk at the undercover ace over a TV expose of Chelsea soccer hooligans that got one they knew jailed. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'hooligan'
British English: hooligan NOUN
If you describe people, especially young people, as hooligans, you are critical of them because they behave in a noisy and violent way in a public place.
...riots involving football hooligans.
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