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noun as in organized crime

noun as in underworld

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A paramilitary group he formed took credit last week for two gangland-style shootings of pro-Russian separatists.

John Buntin, The New York Times Magazine A plan for peace in gangland.

The west of Ireland—once peopled with villages of harmless old twilled codgers—is now a barely habitable gangland.

As for that phone call—in the end, Alvarez-Marquez didn't end up helping the gangland matriarch get into the country.

Fingers of steel had gripped his wrist and the king of gangland rolled over on him, twisting the gun from his hand.

Then from the blasphemous mouth of the king of gangland there came a shriek of awful fear.

And he himself was killed by the gangland of Fort Worth, Tex.

Here was music, dancing, drinking, gambling; just such a life as the hard working members of gangland demand while off duty.

Among people of his own kind this youth, Jimmie McGowan, was known as the quickest trigger in all gangland.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gangland, such as: black hand, gangdom, mafia, mob, organized crime, and organized crime family.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.