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hooligan

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈhuːlɪɡən/
someone who behaves badly or violently and causes damage in a public placeMiscellaneous criminalsGangsters, thugs and criminal organizations
hooliganism noun [U]
Translations of “hooligan”
in Korean 훌리건…
in Arabic هوليجان (عُضو في عِصابة لتَشْجيع كُرة القَدَم)…
in French voyou…
in Turkish sokak serserisi…
in Italian teppista…
in Chinese (Traditional) 流氓,惡棍…
in Russian хулиган…
in Polish chuligan…
in Spanish gamberro…
in Portuguese desordeiro, -a, vândalo…
in German der Rowdy…
in Catalan vàndal, -a, brètol…
in Japanese チンピラ, フーリガン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 流氓,恶棍…
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