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Old 03-05-2018, 08:25 PM   #58
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A usually young man who does noisy and violent things as part of a group or gang.



1890s, of unknown origin, according to OED, first found in British newspaper police-court reports in the summer of 1898, almost certainly from the variant form of the Irish surname Houlihan, which figured as a characteristic comic Irish name in music hall songs and newspapers of the 1880s and '90s.
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