- 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.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Hooligan (or Houlihan), name of an Irish family inch(es) Southwark, London
- hooliganism noun
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- hooˈli·gan·ism noun