adjective see hoodlum

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hoodlumish — mish adjective : like or typical of a hoodlum hoodlumish louts hoodlumish behavior …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoodlumish — hood·lum·ish …   English syllables

  • hoodlum — hoodlumish, adj. hoodlumism, n. /hoohd leuhm, hood /, n. 1. a thug or gangster. 2. a young street ruffian, esp. one belonging to a gang. [1870 75, Amer.; prob. < dial. G; cf. Swabian derivatives of Hudel rag, e.g. hudelum disorderly, hudellam… …   Universalium

  • hoodlum — noun Etymology: perhaps from German dialect (Swabia) hudelum disorderly Date: 1871 1. thug; especially one who commits acts of violence 2. a young ruffian • hoodlumish adjective • hoodlumism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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