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synonyms for hoodlum

  • criminal
  • delinquent
  • gangster
  • goon
  • hooligan
  • mobster
  • punk
  • ruffian
  • thug
  • bully
  • gorilla
  • rowdy
  • larrikin
See also synonyms for: hoodlums
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How to use hoodlum in a sentence

Truth is, this drink-crazed madman was a hoodlum gunman from Chicago or Saint Louis, that had lost his nerve.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
And so the Elks, for whom the former hoodlum of Barrel Alley had striven and worked and planned, became a complete patrol at last.
TOM SLADE ON THE RIVERPERCY K. FITZHUGH
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 PLANETLESTER 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 PLANETLESTER DEL REY
Gordon got his head up just in time to see a man in police uniform kick aside the first hoodlum and lunge for the other.
POLICE YOUR PLANETLESTER DEL REY
He stripped out the money—and finally put half of it back into the wallet and dropped it beside the hoodlum.
POLICE YOUR PLANETLESTER DEL REY
One hoodlum left the ranks and started off toward the barracks-room.
FUNNY STORIES TOLD BY THE SOLDIERSCARLETON B. CASE
The hoodlum element was there, of course, but it was not the leading element.
THE RECLAIMERSMARGARET HILL MCCARTER
Displaced by Italians and Slavs, many of the young men have fallen into the hoodlum and criminal element.
RACES AND IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICAJOHN R. COMMONS
In all instances he stated that these acts had been committed by boys or youths belonging to the hoodlum element.
THE PULLMAN BOYCOTTW. F. BURNS
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