hooligan hooligan  /ˈhu lɪ ɡən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a cruel and brutal fellow

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Fergie, The Princess Di and the football hooligan.
  2. You have to be a hooligan to deal with hooligans.
  3. The word's meaning was once derogatory, connoting a disreputable hooligan.

News

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    This weekend, various street-marching brass bands join together for the 102nd Annual Hooligan Street Faire to produce some epic music on drums and horns.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: North Bay Bohemian

  2. Argentine Fan Dies in Clash Between Hooligans and Police

    A football fan was killed and another badly injured during fighting between hooligan barrabravas and riot police before an Argentine first division match in La Plata on Monday.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Soccer-Argentine fan dies in clash between hooligans and police

    BUENOS AIRES, June 10 (Reuters) - A soccer fan was killed and another badly injured during fighting between hooligan barrabravas and riot police before an Argentine first division match in La Plata on Monday. Estudiantes's game with title challengers Lanus was abandoned at halftime after news of the death reached officials at the Ciudad de La Plata stadium in the capital of Buenos Aires province ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. Philosopher Alain Finkielkraut said Anelka's infamous outburst was symptomatic of a "hooligan culture that has gripped the nation."
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Alain Finkielkraut Source: The Associated Press

  2. "You can also talk about unstable governments in Italy, as well as corruption in football. Plus they have a hooligan problem," said Lipiec.
    on Apr 12, 2007 By: Tomasz Lipiec Source: World Soccer News.com

  3. In comments broadcast on state television, Minsk police chief Anatoly Kuleshov said: "I think that the explosion was organised by a hooligan who didn't like our beautiful and well-organised party."
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Lev Kuleshov Source: AFP

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