- N-UNCOUNTHooliganism is the behaviour and actions of hooligans.
...police investigating football hooliganism.
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Hooliganism — refers to unruly and destructive behaviour. Such behaviour is commonly associated with sports fans, particularly supporters of professional football and university sports. In some countries, the hooligan elements of a group of supporters are… … Wikipedia
hooliganism — 1898, from HOOLIGAN (Cf. hooligan) + ISM (Cf. ism) … Etymology dictionary
hooliganism — noun Hooliganism is used after these nouns: ↑football … Collocations dictionary
Hooliganism — Ernest Weekly, in his Romance of Words (1912), says the original Hooligans were a spirited Irish family of that name whose activities enlivened the drab monotony of life in Southwark, England, about fourteen years earlier. Clarence Rook s… … Dictionary of eponyms
hooliganism — hooligan ► NOUN ▪ a violent young troublemaker. DERIVATIVES hooliganism noun. ORIGIN possibly from Hooligan, the surname of a fictional rowdy Irish family in a music hall song of the 1890s … English terms dictionary
hooliganism — noun Date: 1898 rowdy, violent, or destructive behavior … New Collegiate Dictionary
hooliganism — See hooligan. * * * … Universalium
hooliganism — noun Unruly aggressive behavior; behavior associated with hooligans … Wiktionary
hooliganism — hooÂ·liÂ·ganÂ·ism || huËlÉªgÉ™nÉªzm n. characteristic behavior of hoodlums or hooligans … English contemporary dictionary
hooliganism — hoo·li·gan·ism … English syllables