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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An aggressive and violent young criminal.

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  • They have Edward looking like a hoodlum from the fifties or something.
  • While Robin Hood has been romanticized in the movies and books, where do you think the word hoodlum came from?
  • Just because a POS hoodlum is "hunting" doesn't make him or her an ethical sportsman that I want to stick together with.
  • He eventually evolved into what had to be the most self-righteous, straight-laced "hoodlum" prime time ever saw. for more
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