hooliganism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hooliganism willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hooliganism Indulgence in the boisterous horse-play and ruffianism of the hooligans of South London and other large centers of population.
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Usage

In literature:

So they play in the streets; then we call them "hooligans," and of course they must be "put down.
"London's Underworld" by Thomas Holmes
The hooligan took it all.
"The Secret of the Night" by Gaston Leroux
Even the Hooligan was probably invented in China centuries before we thought of him.
"Reginald" by Saki
You were a Hooligan, were you?
"Captain Brassbound's Conversion" by George Bernard Shaw
He says he must find a place for O'Hooligan.
"Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich" by Stephen Leacock
To myself I am a vastly more picturesque personage than any debonair hooligan of quattro-cento Verona.
"The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne" by William J. Locke
Because the Christian regards the hooligan, the thief, the wanton, and the drunkard as men and women who have done wrong.
"God and my Neighbour" by Robert Blatchford
We had four great beefy hooligans on to us when Linton got his tooth knocked out.
"The White Feather" by P. G. Wodehouse
If so, he has slipped past the hooligans.
"The Red Thumb Mark" by R. Austin Freeman
Suppose I say: 'Old Mrs. O'Hooligan was tripped by a dog in the lane yesterday!
"Katrine" by Elinor Macartney Lane
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In news:

Why Are Pussy Riot's Alleged Crimes Called " Hooliganism ".
The Strange History of Russian Hooliganism .
Threat of Russian Hooliganism Looms Over Championships.
Cops not only answer to fighting hooliganism .
Bosnia and Poland Warned by FIFA Over Hooliganism .
The band members went on trial this week on hooliganism charges.
Britain has always been a place where people enjoy a drink or two (or more) at the local pub, and where football hooligans and so-called lager louts represent the public face of overconsumption.
The three members of Pussy Riot were smiling today as a Russian judge announced a guilty verdict on charges of hooliganism for an anti-Putin performance in a Moscow cathedral.
Hooligans loot stores, destroy property, confront police in Stanley Cup Riot.
The Strange History of Russian Hooliganism.
Hooligan's Kane Platt looks at the Post Business By: Kane Platt.
Hooligan's Kane Platt looks at the Post Business By: Kane Platt .
In the latest episode, the three young women of the "Pussy Riot" punk band were sentenced Friday to two years in prison for "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.".
A new interview with the convicted but recently released "hooligan".
A Moscow judge has sentenced each of three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison on hooliganism charges following a trial that has drawn international outrage.
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