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hoon

/huːn/
noun
1.
(Austral & NZ, informal) a hooligan
Word Origin
of unknown origin
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  • The day of our start for Wrangell was bright and the hoon, the north wind, strong.

    Travels in Alaska John Muir
  • He's a braw hoon an' A'm encouraged by the fine things that the baron said aboot ma poetry.

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace

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