First charged with “piracy,” each member of the retinue now faces seven years in jail if found guilty of “hooliganism.”
In an ironic twist, English supporters are now more likely to be the victims than the perpetrators of hooliganism.
Three members of the group were arrested, charged with “hooliganism,” and imprisoned; two of them have 5-year-old children.
The Russian punk band was sentenced to two years behind bars for ‘hooliganism’ despite protests across the West and in Moscow.
They were aggravated, moreover, by an outbreak of hooliganism, which became a serious nuisance in 1881.
The burning cars were laid to hooliganism on the part of the bystanders.
The main safeguard against lawlessness and hooliganism in any armed body is the integrity of its officers.
D-don't think you're going to introduce your hooliganism here.
We do not want further prejudice raised against us by attempts to connect us with anarchical violence, hooliganism and looting.
Idleness, hooliganism and repeated imprisonments for petty crime, until something more serious happens, and then longer sentences.
1890s, of unknown origin, first found in British newspaper police-court reports in the summer of 1898, almost certainly from the variant form of the Irish surname Houlihan, which figured as a characteristic comic Irish name in music hall songs and newspapers of the 1880s and '90s.
As an "inventor" and adapter to general purposes of the tools used by navvies and hodmen, "Hooligan" is an Irish character who occupies week by week the front of a comic literary journal called Nuggets, one of the series of papers published by Mr. James Henderson at Red Lion House. Previous to publication in London, "Hooligan" appears, I believe, in New York in a comic weekly, and in London he is set off against "Schneider," a German, whose contrainventions and adaptations appear in the Garland (a very similar paper to Nuggets), which also comes from Mr. Henderson's office. "Hooligan" and "Schneider" have been running, I should think, for four or five years. ["Notes and Queries," Oct. 15, 1898]Internationalized 20c. in communist rhetoric as Russian khuligan, opprobrium for "scofflaws, political dissenters, etc."
[origin unknown; perhaps fr a rowdy Irish family named Hooligan of Southwark, London, England; perhaps fr Irish Uillega´n, a nickname for William, with confusion by Americans over vocative ''Oh, Willie,'' spread to all Irishmen; circus sense perhaps related to Western hoolian or hooley-ann or hoolihan, ''throw a steer by leaping on its horns, bulldog''; all senses perhaps related to Irish hooley, ''noisy party, carousal'']