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Definition of "larrikin" [lar•ri•kin]

  • Australian A person given to comical or outlandish behavior. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "larrikin" in a sentence
  • "This may have something to do with brassiere technology, or the design of sweaters, or possibly the footage was shot by Australian news cameramen with a specific interest in that area - what you might call the larrikin school of film-making."
  • "He is more perfect than any alleged "larrikin" or Bottle-O character I have ever attempted to sketch, not even excepting my own beloved Benno."
  • "Beer is a left-arm spinner and the kind of larrikin have-a-go competitor all but phased out by this over-regulated country."