hoodlum

  • 1 Hoodlum — may refer to:* Hoodlum (film), a 1997 film starring Laurence Fishburne *Hoodlum (1951 film), a heist film which has fallen into the [http://www.archive.org/details/The Hoodlum public domain] . [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043655/ More info] at… …

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  • 2 hoodlum — popularized 1871, Amer.Eng., (identified throughout the 1870s as a California word ) young street rowdy, loafer, especially one involved in violence against Chinese immigrants, young criminal, gangster; it appears to have been in use locally from …

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  • 3 Hoodlum — Hood lum, n. A young rowdy; a rough, lawless fellow; colloquially, called also {hood}. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] Just tell your hoodlum friends outside You ain t got time to take no ride. Yakety Yak (Song) [PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 hoodlum — I noun agitator, bandit, blackguard, brigand, burglar, convict, criminal, embezzler, evildoer, felon, firebrand, gunman, holdup man, knave, larcener, larcenist, lawbreaker, malefactor, malevolent, malfeasant, malfeasor, miscreant, mobster,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 hoodlum — ► NOUN ▪ a hooligan or gangster. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 Hoodlum — Les Seigneurs de Harlem Données clés Titre original Hoodlum Réalisation Bill Duke Scénario Chris Brancato Acteurs principaux Laurence Fishburne Tim Roth Vanessa Williams Andy Garcia …

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  • 8 Hoodlum — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Harlem, N.Y.C. – Der Preis der Macht Originaltitel: Hoodlum Produktionsland: Vereinigte Staaten Erscheinungsjahr: 1997 Länge: 125 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …

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  • 9 Hoodlum —    , HOOD    A hoodlum is a young street ruffian, especially one belonging to a gang. He and hoodlums are only he is a thug, a gangster, completely reprehensible. The word is a varied eponymous form of the real name of the leader of a gang of… …

    Dictionary of eponyms

  • 10 hoodlum — UK [ˈhuːdləm] / US [ˈhudləm] noun [countable] Word forms hoodlum : singular hoodlum plural hoodlums 1) a young person who shows no respect for the law 2) a criminal, especially a violent one …

    English dictionary

  • 11 hoodlum — [[t]hu͟ːdləm[/t]] hoodlums N COUNT A hoodlum is a violent criminal, especially one who is a member of a group. [INFORMAL] …

    English dictionary

  • 12 hoodlum — hood / hoodlum [n] gangster criminal, delinquent, gangster, goon*, hooligan, mobster, punk, rioter, rowdy, ruffian, thug, troublemaker; concept 545 …

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  • 13 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 …

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  • 14 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… …

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  • 15 hoodlum — noun /ˈhud.lə̆m/ a) a gangster; a hired thug b) a rough or violent youth …

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  • 16 hoodlum — Synonyms and related words: Mafioso, Young Turk, apache, bad boy, bandit, battler, beast, beldam, belligerent, belted knight, berserk, berserker, bickerer, blade, bomber, booger, bravo, brawler, brigand, bruiser, brute, buffoon, bugger, bully,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 hoodlum — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. outlaw, gangster, crook; see criminal . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. *hood, criminal, thug, ruffian, gangster, mobster, tough, *goon, hooligan, *punk, rowdy, troublemaker. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. A person who …

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  • 18 hoodlum — hood|lum [ˈhu:dləm] n [Date: 1800 1900; : German dialect; Origin: hudellump lazy useless person ] a criminal, often a young person, who does violent or illegal things = ↑gangster …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 hoodlum — hood|lum [ hudləm ] noun count 1. ) a young person that shows no respect for the law 2. ) a criminal, especially a violent one …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 hoodlum — hood·lum || huːdlÉ™m n. thug, mobster, criminal, hooligan …

    English contemporary dictionary