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.