Definition of hoon in English:

hoon

noun

NZ, Australian
informal
  • A lout or hooligan, especially a young man who drives recklessly.

    ‘the whole family was wiped out because some drunken hoon had to drive his car’
    idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
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verb

[NO OBJECT]NZ, Australian
informal
  • Behave in a loutish way, especially by driving recklessly.

    ‘she noticed people hooning around Ohariu Valley’

Origin

1930s: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

hoon

/huːn/