Definitions for hoodlumˈhud ləm, ˈhʊd-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hood•lumˈhud ləm, ˈhʊd-(n.)

  1. a thug or gangster.

  2. a young street ruffian.

Origin of hoodlum:

1870–75, Amer.; prob. < dial. G; cf. Swabian derivatives of Hudel rag

hood′lum•ism(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armer(noun)

    an aggressive and violent young criminal

Wiktionary

  1. hoodlum(Noun)

    a gangster; a hired thug

  2. hoodlum(Noun)

    a rough or violent youth

  3. Origin: Since 1871. Origin unknown, but many explanations have been put forward. Online Etymology Dictionary indicates that a guess as good as any is from German dialect (Bavarian) Huddellump.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hoodlum(noun)

    a young rowdy; a rough, lawless fellow

Freebase

  1. Hoodlum

    Hoodlum is a 1997 crime drama film that gives a fictionalized account of the gang war between the Italian/Jewish mafia alliance and the black gangsters of Harlem that took place in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The film concentrated on Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson, Dutch Schultz, and Lucky Luciano.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

hoodlum(noun)

a destructive person.

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