• IPA: /ˈhuː.lɪ.ɡən/

hooligan (plural hooligans)

  1. (informal, pejorative) A person that causes trouble or violence.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:troublemaker
  2. Ellipsis of football hooligan#English|football hooligan.
  3. (Navy slang, pejorative) A member of the coast guard.
  4. A type of fish, an anadromous smelt, Thaleichthys pacificus, found in the North Pacific.
    Synonyms: eulachon, candlefish
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