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larrikin

[ lar-i-kin ]
/ ˈlær ɪ kɪn /
Australian Slang.
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noun
a street rowdy; hoodlum.
adjective
disorderly; rowdy.
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Origin of larrikin

First recorded in 1865–70; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM larrikin

lar·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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