Definitions

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  • n. Unruly aggressive behavior; behavior associated with hooligans

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Indulgence in the boisterous horse-play and ruffianism of the hooligans of South London and other large centers of population.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others

Etymologies

hooligan +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Thus, I wonder if I can be the only one to question the priorities of justice commissioner Franco Frattini who, according to Reuters has decided that football hooliganism is such a great threat that there should be a "Europe-wide ban" to keep offenders from travelling and entering stadiums.

    A question of priorities

  • The Minister wants to condemn in the strongest possible terms the hooliganism that characterised the Convention and wishes to appeal to licensees to address any concerns they might have in a civilised manner.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Poland has been already criticised by UEFA officials over hooliganism, which is says is destroying the country's image.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • As per hooliganism, that is largely but not exclusively an English phenomenon more than a global one and more often found at the club level and not at the international level though in

    MyDD

  • The hooliganism was the fault of either the Harper government or the police.

    CalgaryGrit

  • Can you see that hard-core political opposition actually isolating itself from the so-called hooliganism as Alireza is suggesting? ...

    MRZine.org

  • "hooliganism" -- a criminal charge that carries up to five years in jail.

    Committee to Protect Journalists

  • All of this would be funnier if not for the fact that this kind of hooliganism and casual trampling of First Amendment rights from people who claim to embrace the Constitution as holy writ is symptomatic of a deeper problem.

    Michael Winship: The Pulpit of Bullies

  • In Azerbaijan, a key oil and gas producer and transit route, where the authoritarian regime last November jailed two bloggers who had ridiculed the government on charges of "hooliganism," Mrs. Clinton said Sunday that there had been a lot of progress on human rights in the last 18 years.

    Clinton Pledges Support for Georgia

  • There's never a good time for this sort of thing to happen, but the current timing is particularly bad, considering the recent concerns raised over the Columbus trip and the spectre of "hooliganism".

    TFC: A high and a low

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