A hoodlum crashes a pool party that not-so-bright Cameron throws in spite of the recent bloody death of one of his friends.
Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum.
When they came out into the street the hoodlum crowd had dispersed.
One hoodlum left the ranks and started off toward the barracks-room.
The hoodlum crowd nudged one another, blinked, winked, and looked as if expecting developments of some fun.
The hoodlum element was there, of course, but it was not the leading element.
It happened when Tom was a hoodlum and lived with his drunken father in Barrel Alley.
He had been a hoodlum there, and had helped to hang Chinese.
It is part of the degradation of slums in all our cities, a sport of hoodlum gangs everywhere.
The hoodlum made a great ado of posing and exercising his fists in a scientific way.
popularized 1871, American English, (identified throughout the 1870s as "a California word") "young street rowdy, loafer," especially one involved in violence against Chinese immigrants, "young criminal, gangster;" it appears to have been in use locally from a slightly earlier date and may have begun as a specific name of a gang:
The police have recently been investigating the proceedings of a gang of thieving boys who denominate themselves and are known to the world as the Hoodlum Gang. [San Francisco "Golden Era" newspaper, Feb. 16, 1868, p.4]Of unknown origin, though newspapers of the day printed myriad fanciful stories concocted to account for it. A guess perhaps better than average is that it is from German dialectal (Bavarian) Huddellump "ragamuffin" [Barnhart].
What the derivation of the word "hoodlum" is we could never satisfactorily ascertain, though several derivations have been proposed; and it would appear that the word has not been very many years in use. But, however obscure the word may be, there is nothing mysterious about the thing; .... [Walter M. Fisher, "The Californians," London, 1876]
A petty criminal; a street tough
[1868+; origin unknown, although many suggestions have been made; the term appears to have originated in San Francisco]