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hoodlumnoun [C]

uk   /ˈhuːd.ləm/ us   /ˈhuːd.ləm/ also hood old-fashioned
a violent person, especially one who is member of a group of criminals
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hoodlumnoun [C]

us   /ˈhud·ləm, ˈhʊd-/ infml hood, /ˈhʊd/
a criminal, esp. one who is a member of a group: Hoodlums robbed two people in a convenience store, police said.
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