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Origin of hoodlum
OTHER WORDS FROM hoodlumhood·lum·ish, adjectivehood·lum·ism, noun
Words nearby hoodlum
Example sentences from the Web for hoodlum
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.The Story Behind Bobby Rush, the Hoodie-Wearing, Trayvon-Supporting Congressman|Nicholas McCarvel|March 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Truth is, this drink-crazed madman was a hoodlum gunman from Chicago or Saint Louis, that had lost his nerve.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
And so the Elks, for whom the former hoodlum of Barrel Alley had striven and worked and planned, became a complete patrol at last.Tom Slade on the River|Percy K. Fitzhugh
He turned a corner and came to a short, heavy hoodlum backing out of a small liquor store with a knife in throwing position.
An egg-sized rock hit the truck behind him and bounced back, just as he spotted a hoodlum drawing back a sling for a second shot.
Gordon got his head up just in time to see a man in police uniform kick aside the first hoodlum and lunge for the other.