Definition of hoodlum in English:
A person who engages in crime and violence; a hooligan or gangster.
- He was a gangster, a hoodlum, a thug: much less creative than his dad.
- In fact, many people believe gangsters and hoodlums are vicious and violent by nature.
- Doesn't such an attitude encourage hoodlums to commit such crimes again and again?
Late 19th century (originally US): of unknown origin.
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