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gangster

[gang-ster] /ˈgæŋ stər/
noun
1.
a member of a gang of criminals, especially a racketeer.
Origin of gangster
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; gang1 + -ster
Synonyms
mobster, hoodlum, crook, thug; hood, goon.
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gangster

/ˈɡæŋstə/
noun
1.
a member of an organized gang of criminals, esp one who resorts to violence
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Word Origin and History for gangster
n.

1896, American English, from gang in its criminal sense + -ster.

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Slang definitions & phrases for gangster

gangster

modifier

: gangster movie/ the gangster menace

noun

  1. A member of a criminal gang; an organized-crime figure; mobster, wiseguy (1908+)
  2. A marijuana cigarette: Just go on and smoke that gangster and be real cool (1950s+ Narcotics)
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