What does hoodlum mean?

Definitions for hoodlumˈhud ləm, ˈhʊd-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hoodlum.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    an aggressive and violent young criminal


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hoodlum

    hōōd′lum, n. (U.S.) a rowdy, street bully.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoodlum in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoodlum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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