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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hooligan mean? 

  The noun HOOLIGAN has 1 sense:

1. a cruel and brutal fellow

  Familiarity information: HOOLIGAN used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1hooligan [BACK TO TOP]


A cruel and brutal fellow

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Nouns denoting people


bully; hooligan; roughneck; rowdy; ruffian; yob; yobbo; yobo; tough

Hypernyms ("hooligan" is a kind of...):

aggressor; assailant; assaulter; attacker (someone who attacks)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hooligan"):

bullyboy (a swaggering tough; usually one acting as an agent of a political faction)

muscle; muscleman (a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard)

skinhead (a young person who belongs to a British or American group that shave their heads and gather at rock concerts or engage in white supremacist demonstrations)

plug-ugly; tough guy (someone who bullies weaker people)

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