Definition of “hooligan” - English Dictionary

“hooligan” in British English

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hooligannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhuː.lɪ.ɡən/ us /ˈhuː.lɪ.ɡən/

a violent person who fights or causes damage in public places:

Hooligans had sprayed paint all over the car.
noun [ U ] uk /ˈhuː.lɪ.ɡən.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˈhuː.lɪ.ɡən.ɪ.zəm/

football/soccer hooliganism

(Definition of “hooligan” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)