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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Definitions for larrikin

  1. disorderly; rowdy.
  2. a street rowdy; hoodlum.

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Citations for larrikin
Larrikin! Larrikin! Now you have done it! You are in big trouble now, Master Edward,” yelled Harry as he pounced on his best friend. Margaret Keyte, Seasons of Change, 2013
Probably that young larrikin, Ray. He hadn't much use for Ray. The boy looked tough but he was soft inside. Josephine Bell, Room for a Body, 1963
Origin of larrikin
1865-1870
Larrikin entered English in the mid-1800s and is of uncertain origin.