What is another word for hoodlum?

380 synonyms found


[ hˈʊdləm], [ hˈʊdləm], [ h_ˈʊ_d_l_ə_m]

Hoodlum is a term that is often used to describe a troublemaker or a criminal, but it may also be seen as contentious or offensive in some contexts. There are several synonyms for the term that can convey similar meanings without carrying the same negative connotations, such as thug, delinquent, troublemaker, outlaw, rogue, ruffian, hooligan, and vandal. Each of these synonyms has its own nuances, but all describe individuals who engage in disruptive and unlawful behavior. It is important to recognize that these words can also hold stereotypes and should be used with care and consideration.

Related words: thug, robber, street gangs, gangster, vigilante, criminal organization

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    Usage examples for Hoodlum

    I don't doubt it, you young hoodlum.
    "The Short Life"
    Francis Donovan
    He turned a corner and came to a short, heavy hoodlum backing out of a small liquor store with a knife in throwing position.
    "Police Your Planet"
    Lester del Rey
    An egg-sized rock hit the truck behind him and bounced back, just as he spotted a hoodlum drawing back a sling for a second shot.
    "Police Your Planet"
    Lester del Rey

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