hoon


hoon
A lout or a hooligan, especially a young male who drives dangerously, and likes to show off his hotted-up car. The origin of the word is unknown. In the 1960s and 1970s it was also used to describe a standover man who protected the interests of pimps and prostitutes, and was sometimes used to describe the pimp himself.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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