from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Australian A person given to comical or outlandish behavior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A brash and impertinent, possibly violent, troublemaker, especially a youth; a hooligan.
- n. A high-spirited person who playfully rebels against authority and conventional norms.
- adj. Exhibiting the characteristics or behaviour of a larrikin; playfully rebellious against and contemptuous of authority and convention.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rowdy street loafer; a rowdyish or noisy ill-bred fellow; a hoodlum; -- variously applied, as to a street blackguard, a street Arab, a youth given to horse-play, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rollicking; disorderly; rowdy.
- n. A rowdy; a rough; a blackguard; a “hoodlum.”
This may have something to do with brassiere technology, or the design of sweaters, or possibly the footage was shot by Australian news cameramen with a specific interest in that area - what you might call the larrikin school of film-making.
He is more perfect than any alleged "larrikin" or Bottle-O character I have ever attempted to sketch, not even excepting my own beloved Benno.
Beer is a left-arm spinner and the kind of larrikin have-a-go competitor all but phased out by this over-regulated country.
Commercial advertising campaigns hurt Aussie wine 'larrikin' image AUSTRALIA has lost its larrikin personality to the suits and marketing bigwigs and that is hurting our economy, a leading British wine commentator says.
The Italian rugby squad is a million miles away from the 'larrikin' rugby league environment back home in Australia.
The much vaunted Aussie "larrikin" sense of humor is indiscernible from the wit and laughter heard all over the world, it's famously
It's when we met the Ramsays and Robinsons, got whipped up in the romance of Scott and Charlene, hated Mrs Mangel but fancied her dowdy granddaughter Jane, and laughed along to the "larrikin" japes of Des
Ask just about any Neighbours fan when the soap's golden era was, and they'll get all misty eyed as they reminisce about that first flush of mainstream success the show enjoyed in the late 80s. and Robinsons, got whipped up in the romance of Mrs Mangel but fancied her dowdy granddaughter Jane, and laughed along to the "larrikin" japes of
In a eulogy delivered on behalf of the family, Mr Wilson's sister, Julie Garoni, labelled her brother a "larrikin".
"larrikin", an Australian term for a good-natured scoundrel.