a person who causes violence and/or a disturbance
hooligan - thug
The term ‘hooligan’ is typically used to describe a young man who engages in aggressive, violent, and rowdy behaviour in a public place, usually as part of a group. Such antisocial activities are often fuelled by excessive alcohol consumption. The word is always used disapprovingly.
A bunch of hooligans gathered in the town centre and began randomly attacking innocent people.
Matthew does get into trouble sometimes when he’s had too much to drink, but he’s not a hooligan.
The police have spent years working to eradicate the threat of hooliganism from English football.