Hooligan...the origin of this word?
Asked by Shilpa, 23 Jul '07 04:02 pm
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Irish origin.Answered by Joseph Chacko, 23 Jul '07 04:34 pm
Irish originAnswered by sumati gayki, 23 Nov '09 01:17 pm
Hooligan means Ruffian or Hoodlum, variation of Houlihan, Irish surname, which came to be associated with rowdies.Answered by krishnaswamy thattai renganathaiyengar, 24 Jul '07 10:44 pm
The first use of the term is unknown, but it appeared in an 1898 London police report. One theory is that the word came from the name of an Irish hoodlum from Southwark, London named Patrick Hooligan. Another theory is that it came from a street gang in Islington named Hooley. A third theory is that it's based on an Irish word, Hooley, which means a wild, spirited party.Answered by Ashok kumar, 23 Jul '07 04:05 pm
It means YOUNG RUFFIAN.Answered by rohan kashalkar, 23 Jul '07 04:04 pm