Street Ruffians Crossword Clue

Street ruffians crossword clue. A quick clues two speed crossword question in Daily Telegraph Sydney on Saturday, 15 July 2017. 9 letters.

The answer: HOOLIGANS

Hooliganism is disruptive or unlawful behavior such as rioting, bullying, and vandalism. There are several theories regarding the origin of the word hooliganism, which is a derivative of the word hooligan. The Compact Oxford English Dictionary states that the word may have originated from the surname of a rowdy Irish family in a music hall song of the 1890s. Clarence Rook, in his 1899 book, Hooligan Nights, wrote that the word came from Patrick Hoolihan (or Hooligan), an Irish bouncer and thief who lived in London

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