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noun as in crook

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Except for Art, the Nevilles were heroin addicts and alcoholics—hoodlums, even they have often said.

Hoodlums treated him like royalty, hoping he would side with them.

I started toward the buffet, or rather toward the crowd of male and female hoodlums who completely blocked it from my sight.

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.

Ward Three was the hangout of a cheap gang of hoodlums, numbering some four hundred, who went in for small crimes mostly.

"I hope we shan't run into a gang of hoodlums again," said the sailorman respectfully.

Its occupants, fleeing from the city, had been attacked and dragged down by a gang of slum dwellers—hoodlums.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hoodlums, such as: criminal, delinquent, gangster, goon, hooligan, and mobster.

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