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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, clodView synonyms
verb[NO OBJECT]Australian, NZ
Behave in a loutish way, especially by driving recklessly:‘she noticed people hooning around Ohariu Valley’
1930s: of unknown origin.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.