larrikinism

larrikin

[lar-i-kin] Australian Slang.
noun
1.
a street rowdy; hoodlum.
adjective
2.
disorderly; rowdy.

Origin:
1865–70; origin uncertain

larrikinism, noun
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larrikin (ˈlærɪkɪn)
 
n
1.  a.  a mischievous person
 b.  (as modifier): a larrikin bloke
2.  a hooligan
 
[C19: from English dialect: a mischievous youth]

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