Larrikin meaning

lărĭ-kĭn
A person given to comical or outlandish behavior.
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(chiefly austral., slang) A hoodlum or rowdy, esp. a young one.
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(Australia, New Zealand, slang, dated) A brash and impertinent, possibly violent, troublemaker, especially a youth; a hooligan.
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(Australia, slang) A high-spirited person who playfully rebels against authority and conventional norms.
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(Australia, slang) Exhibiting the characteristics or behaviour of a larrikin; playfully rebellious against and contemptuous of authority and convention.
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Origin of larrikin

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Black Country dialect (area near Birmingham, UK) larrikin ("tongue"); hence, an outspoken person.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Cornish larrikin ("hooligan").

    From Wiktionary

  • A corruption of larking.

    From Wiktionary