a member of a criminal mob.

1915–20, Americanism; mob + -ster Unabridged
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mobster (ˈmɒbstə)
a US slang word for gangster

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Word Origin & History

1917, from mob in the criminal sense + -ster.
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Example sentences
But he has good reason: a powerful mobster's art collection has been stolen, and he wants it returned.
If you really were fighting it all real mobster would have been arrested by now not the all street protester.
For all their presumed sophistication, they lacked a mobster's better-honed instincts for conversational discretion.
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