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synonyms for larrikin

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

The belligerent whine was enough to renew the identity of the mangy little larrikin whose couch on the sand he had shared.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
He looked quite domestic and almost paternal as he shuffled his broad feet and towered over the little larrikin.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
Thus the inevitable informing larrikin, eager to cadge a drink from the tourist on shore leave.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
"Nothing like the Australian larrikin when he gets going," you will be told.
THE PACIFIC TRIANGLESYDNEY GREENBIE
I'm as good a man as him, though I'm a larrikin and he's a twopenny lord.
TINY LUTTRELLERNEST WILLIAM HORNUNG
Apart from bush terms, there are town appellations, such as 'larrikin,' which means a 'rough.'
TOWN LIFE IN AUSTRALIAR. E. N. (RICHARD) TWOPENY
She supposed Alice had picked up some horrible common larrikin and they'd go off into the bush together.
THE GARDEN PARTYKATHERINE MANSFIELD
The word is younger than the Australian larrikin, of doubtful origin (see p. 190), but older than Fr.
THE ROMANCE OF WORDS (4TH ED.)ERNEST WEEKLEY
Were its use restricted to the bullock-driver and the larrikin one could make excuses; but this is not so.
THE AWFUL AUSTRALIANVALERIE DESMOND
The larrikin turned away, and beckoned his comrades to follow him.
WHILE THE BILLY BOILSHENRY LAWSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LARRIKIN

  • bully
  • criminal
  • delinquent
  • gangster
  • goon
  • gorilla
  • hooligan
  • larrikin
  • mobster
  • punk
  • rowdy
  • ruffian
  • thug
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.