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Synonyms for hoodlum

a person who treats others violently and roughly, especially for hire

a rough, violent person who engages in destructive actions

Synonyms for hoodlum

an aggressive and violent young criminal

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One of our policemen attached to the company was killed by the hoodlums.
But this story was so important the Evening Chronicle sent two reporters to cover it (John Stuart and Geoff Phillips) and they talked to the Whitley Bay hoodlums who, they wrote, called themselves the 'North East's toughest toughs'.
For those of you who might be persuaded we are at the mercy of criminal youths, I would just remind you of a case, reported in the Daily Post, which demonstrates quite how inept these hoodlums are.
They called me thug and hoodlum, but they never told you what we were really all about.
There is insight in Hoodlums, intelligence, and much scholarly erudition: 48 pages of notes, mostly citations, to go with 221 of text.
8 BURN (OR, THE 2ND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS) (BRADLEY EROS) A vertical section of found footage of a stripper melts as Eros burns the film before our eyes, to the sound of Scorsese taxi driver Travis Bickle describing the "filthy mass" of pimps, prostitutes, and hoodlums who pour into New York's streets at night.
The group notes that the plot centers around Oscar, an outcast fish in the urban metropolis of the reef, and Lenny, a shark who doesn't quite fit in with his family of mafia-style hoodlums.
We weren't playing the game as hoodlums," founder Piers Mathieson told the Mercury News last summer, "We were playing the game as protectors of the city.
The problem has assumed crisis proportions with reports of contractors paying out hundreds of thousands of dollars to hoodlums.
I believe a simple solution to some of these problems is to take the parents of these young offenders to compulsory parenting classes run by the police along with their young hoodlums.
Meanwhile, less fortunate gays, who were forced to frequent dive bars just to escape crushing ostracism, incurred the wrath of phobic hoodlums and the indignities of police brutality.
We have demanded that that take place, that they at least be a signal and a sign to these hoodlums.
A telephone banking employee accused of stealing Pounds 5,000 from a customer's account claimed he was forced into it by a man who threatened him with a knife and gang of hoodlums.
They called for a crackdown on hoodlums, agitators, street mobs, and lawbreakers who challenged the Jim Crow status quo.