larrikin

[ lar-i-kin ]
/ ˈlær ɪ kɪn /
Australian Slang.

noun

a street rowdy; hoodlum.

adjective

disorderly; rowdy.

Nearby words

  1. larouche,
  2. larousse,
  3. larp,
  4. larrey's amputation,
  5. larrigan,
  6. larrocha,
  7. larrup,
  8. larruping,
  9. larry,
  10. larry car

Origin of larrikin

First recorded in 1865–70; origin uncertain

Related formslar·ri·kin·ism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for larrikin

larrikin

/ (ˈlærɪkɪn) /

noun Australian and NZ slang

  1. a mischievous person
  2. (as modifier)a larrikin bloke
a hooligan

Word Origin for larrikin

C19: from English dialect: a mischievous youth

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