The word is younger than the Australian larrikin, of doubtful origin (see p. 190), but older than Fr.
"Nothing like the Australian larrikin when he gets going," you will be told.
Were its use restricted to the bullock-driver and the larrikin one could make excuses; but this is not so.
The larrikin turned away, and beckoned his comrades to follow him.
They have not yet arrived at that precise stage of civilisation that develops the Rough, the larrikin, or the Hooligan.
I'm as good a man as him, though I'm a larrikin and he's a twopenny lord.
More familiar is the Australian “larrikin,” which apparently came into use about 1870 in Melbourne.
Apart from bush terms, there are town appellations, such as 'larrikin,' which means a 'rough.'
The "larrikin" easily gets a job, and works by fits and starts when it suits him, or when he wants money.