hoodlum definition

  • noun:
    • A gangster; a thug.
    • a challenging, often intense or violent youth.
    • a gangster; a hired thug
    • a rough or violent youth
    • a rowdy; a rough, lawless other; colloquially, called in addition bonnet.
    • A young hectoring road rowdy; one of a gang of ruffians; a lounging, good-for-nothing, quarrelsome fellow; a rough.
    • an aggressive and violent younger criminal

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