Definitions

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  • n. A pimp.
  • n. A lout.
  • n. One who drives excessively quickly, loudly or irresponsibly; a street drag racer often driving heavily-customized cars.
  • v. To drive excessively quickly, loudly or irresponsibly.
  • n. A unit of weight, used to measure opium in British-controlled China.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as Hun.

Etymologies

Uncertain origin. Pimp sense from early 20th c. (Wiktionary)
From Chinese. This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I did not type the word hoon, i typed the word cnut … only spelled differently!

    Guy Fawkes' blog

  • 'Boy racer' Lewis Hamilton fined £300 over car stunts in front of fans in Australia ace Lewis Hamilton was described as a 'hoon' - a loutish boy racer - by an Australian magistrate

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  • Nor was the exact definition of 'hoon' - because keeping this term loose makes selective interpretation by the regulators very convenient.

    Car Advice | News Blog

  • South Australian police will be empowered to crush the cars of so-called hoon drivers under tough new laws that come into effect on Sunday.

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  • The Victorian Government's proposed three-step anti-hoon agenda is this: For a first offence, the so-called hoon's car is impounded for 30 days.

    Car Advice | News Blog

  • If a hoon is a person who, for example, drives a car at 160km/h in a 60 zone, then I reckon that person should go to jail.

    Car Advice | News Blog

  • All of which puts my own thoughts on the the definition of "hoon" into the shade:

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Hamilton fell foul to Victoria state's so-called "hoon" laws on March 26, two days before the race.

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  • British driving ace says sorry over stunt FORMULA One driver Lewis Hamilton has apologised for his "hoon" antics in a letter to a magistrate who fined him for doing a burnout as he left the

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • And please .. 'hoon' this, 'hoon' that ... find another buzz word.

    The Age News Headlines

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  • A person who drives in an unsafe and destructive manner. Typical hoon behavior includes speeding, drunken driving, street racing....

    Did you see those hoons cut off a cop? Maaan, they're gonna get their asses handed to 'em.

    June 28, 2009

  • "Broadbeach police Sergeant Brendon O'Reilly said the Subaru and its owner were known to police - the vehicle had been impounded for 48 hours on November 13 in relation to hooning offences."


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    November 26, 2008

  • Occasionally metaphorical, as in "I'm just going to hoon around the supermarket".

    April 10, 2008