- 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 hooligan weilding a bat.
hooligan definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Hooligan (or Houlihan), name of an Irish family in Southwark, London
- hooliganism noun
hooligan definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Origin unknown.
- hooˈli·gan·ism noun