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Explanation: It does come from Cantonese.
Hooligans would also do. There was no hint of violence so street gangs and alley toughs does not fit.
Point of interest is the Cantonese differentiate their delinquents into male and females in their colloquy, whilst I know of no corresponding term in English.
brightex Local time: 01:58 Native speaker of: Chinese PRO pts in pair: 14