noun see hoodlum

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  • hoodlumism — See hoodlum. * * * …   Universalium

  • hoodlumism — noun Behavior characteristic of a hoodlum Syn: rowdiness …   Wiktionary

  • hoodlumism — n. hooliganism, state of belonging to a street gang, state of being part of a crime organization …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hoodlumism — hood·lum·ism …   English syllables

  • hoodlumism — ləˌmizəm noun ( s) : conduct typical of a hoodlum : rough rowdy behavior : delinquency or criminality marked especially by gross disregard for the rights of others …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • William Hale Thompson — Infobox Politician name = William Hale Thompson birth date = birth date|1869|5|14|mf=y birth place = Boston, Massachusetts death date = death date and age|1944|3|18|1869|5|14|mf=y death place = Chicago, Illinois residence = Chicago, Illinois… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — /ˈhudləm / (say hoohdluhm) noun 1. a petty gangster; ruffian. 2. a destructive, noisy, or rough child or young person. {origin uncertain; originating in San Francisco in 1870s; probably from German dialect words, such as hudelum disorderly,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hoodlum — ☆ hoodlum [hood′ləm, ho͞od′ləm ] n. [prob. < Ger dial. (esp. Swiss) hudilump, wretch, miserable fellow < MHG hudel, rag, wretch + lump, rag, tatter, wretch] 1. a wild, lawless person, often a member of a gang of criminals 2. a tough looking …   English World dictionary

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