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  • noungangster
  • nouncrook

synonyms for hoodlums

  • criminal
  • delinquent
  • gangster
  • goon
  • hooligan
  • mobster
  • punk
  • rioter
  • rowdy
  • ruffian
  • thug
  • troublemaker
  • ruffian
  • delinquent
  • mobster
  • goon
  • hooligan
  • punk
  • gangster
  • thug
  • criminal
  • rowdy
  • bully
  • gorilla
  • larrikin
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How to use hoodlums in a sentence

I started toward the buffet, or rather toward the crowd of male and female hoodlums who completely blocked it from my sight.
"AND THAT'S HOW IT WAS, OFFICER"RALPH SHOLTO
To think of us going about like a gang of beggars pleading to be taken in and allowed to dance with a lot of hoodlums and muckers.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?RUPERT HUGHES
Ward Three was the hangout of a cheap gang of hoodlums, numbering some four hundred, who went in for small crimes mostly.
POLICE YOUR PLANETLESTER DEL REY
"I hope we shan't run into a gang of hoodlums again," said the sailorman respectfully.
DAVE DARRIN ON MEDITERRANEAN SERVICEH. IRVING HANCOCK
Its occupants, fleeing from the city, had been attacked and dragged down by a gang of slum dwellers—hoodlums.
THE STRENGTH OF THE STRONGJACK LONDON
The boy denied having done this, but the hoodlums went into the hotel, ransacked and overturned everything.
THE CENTRALIA CONSPIRACYRALPH CHAPLIN
I had not gone far when I was jeered at by boys and larger hoodlums and saluted with such questions as "Soger will ye work?"
TEN YEARS IN THE RANKS, U.S. ARMYAUGUSTUS MEYERS
Yes; I wouldn't want to say hoodlums, but they were, you know.
WARREN COMMISSION (8 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. VIII (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
They are Hoodlums, gangs of whom per ambulate the worst alleys, and pass in and out of the vilest kennels.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, OREGON, AND THE SANDWICH ISLANDSCHARLES NORDHOFF
As we neared the equator again, there was nothing to disturb the peaceful splendor of life, except the little hoodlums on board.
THE PACIFIC TRIANGLESYDNEY GREENBIE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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