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mobster

[mob-ster] /ˈmɒb stər/
noun
1.
a member of a criminal mob.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20, Americanism; mob + -ster
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Examples from the web for mobster
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for mobster

mobster

/ˈmɒbstə/
noun
1.
a US slang word for gangster
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Word Origin and History for mobster
n.

1916, from mob (n.) in the criminal sense + -ster.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for mobster

mobster

noun

A member of a criminal grouping; a Mafioso; gangster: nickname he got from the mobsters (1917+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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