Origin of hooligan
Examples from the Web for hooliganism
In an ironic twist, English supporters are now more likely to be the victims than the perpetrators of hooliganism.What Is It About Soccer That Brings Out the Hooligan in Its Fans?|Bill Morris|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First charged with “piracy,” each member of the retinue now faces seven years in jail if found guilty of “hooliganism.”
Three members of the group were arrested, charged with “hooliganism,” and imprisoned; two of them have 5-year-old children.Of Punk and War: A U.S. Combat Veteran in Solidarity With Pussy Riot|Colby Buzzell|August 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Russian punk band was sentenced to two years behind bars for ‘hooliganism’ despite protests across the West and in Moscow.Protests Couldn’t Save Pussy Riot From Two-Year Prison Sentence|Anna Nemtsova|August 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Frequent allusions to hooliganism and armed burglars occur in 1882.
Idleness, hooliganism and repeated imprisonments for petty crime, until something more serious happens, and then longer sentences.London's Underworld|Thomas Holmes
The main safeguard against lawlessness and hooliganism in any armed body is the integrity of its officers.The Armed Forces Officer|U. S. Department of Defense
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 Double Spy|Dan T. Moore
Word Origin for hooligan
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."