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hooligan

noun [C]     /ˈhuː.lɪ.ɡən/
a violent person who fights or causes damage in public places: Hooligans had sprayed paint all over the car.Gangsters, thugs and criminal organizations hooliganism     /-ɪ.zəm/ noun [U] football/soccer hooliganismCrimes against property
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