Origin of hooligan
OTHER WORDS FROM hooliganhoo·li·gan·ism, noun
How to use hooligan in a sentence
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.”
Some may think “price tag” attacks are relatively minor acts of vandalism—racially or religiously motivated hooliganism at best.When Israeli Settlers Direct Violence at Palestinian Schoolchildren|Matt Surrusco|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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
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
We do not want further prejudice raised against us by attempts to connect us with anarchical violence, hooliganism and looting.Bolshevism: A Curse & Danger to the Workers|Henry William Lee
Frequent allusions to hooliganism and armed burglars occur in 1882.
They were aggravated, moreover, by an outbreak of hooliganism, which became a serious nuisance in 1881.