One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
lawless, lawbreaking, criminal, offending
errant, badly behaved, troublesome, difficult, unmanageable, unruly, disobedient, uncontrollable, out of control
well behaved, conformist
2‘delinquent parents need to face tougher penalties’
negligent, neglectful, remiss, careless of one's duty, irresponsible, lax, slack
North American derelict
rare disregardful, inadvertent, oscitant
offender, wrongdoer, malefactor, lawbreaker, culprit, criminal
hooligan, vandal, ruffian, hoodlum, lout
juvenile delinquent, young offender
informal juvie, tearaway
British informal yob, yobbo, chav, hoodie
NZ Australian informal hoon
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