A hooligan weilding a bat.
The definition of hooligan is slang for a young person who breaks the law.
An example of a hooligan is a teenager who steals car stereos.
- a hoodlum, esp. a young one
- any rowdy or violent person
Origin of hooliganfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps Hooligan (or Houlihan), name of an Irish family in Southwark, London
A tough and aggressive or violent youth.
Origin of hooliganOrigin unknown
Almost certainly from the surname Houlihan.