hoon

/hun / (say hoohn)

noun Colloquial
1. a loutish, aggressive, or surly youth: *Down the highway we go … three of us across the front seat like real hoons with our elbows out the windows. –tim winton, 1986.
2. a fast, reckless driver of cars or boats.
3. a foolish or silly person, especially one who is a show-off.
4. a drive, especially a speedy one: going out for a short hoon around the block.
5. someone who lives off the proceeds of prostitution.
6. a despicable person, especially one who is flashy or assertive.
verb (i)
7. to drive fast and recklessly.
{20th century; origin unknown}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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