Word of the DaySaturday, December 20, 2014
\LAR-i-kin\ , adjective;
a street rowdy; hoodlum.
“Larrikin! Larrikin! Now you have done it! You are in big trouble now, Master Edward,” yelled Harry as he pounced on his best friend.
-- Margaret Keyte, Seasons of Change, 2013
Probably that young larrikin, Ray. He hadn't much use for Ray. The boy looked tough but he was soft inside.
-- Josephine Bell, Room for a Body, 1963
Larrikin entered English in the mid-1800s and is of uncertain origin.
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