hoodlum

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hoodlum

noun agitator, bandit, blackguard, brigand, burglar, convict, criminal, embezzler, evildoer, felon, gunman, holdup man, knave, larcener, larcenist, lawbreaker, malefactor, malevolent, malfeasant, malfeasor, miscreant, mobster, oppressor, outlaw, peculator, purloiner, rogue, roisterer, rough, ruffian, scoundrel, stealer, thief, villain, wrongdoer
Associated concepts: juvenile delinquent, multiple offender, predicate felon, youthful offender
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George Romney had a terse evaluation of the chaos: "There were some civil rights overtones, but primarily this is a case of lawlessness and hoodlumism.
Early on, bishops banned the use of evergreens and deplored the drinking, hoodlumism, fighting and looting that went on in many places in the darkness of deep December all over Europe.
They work matters more like clock work, and keep such a tight rein that there is not the least indication of hoodlumism.