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noun as in person involved in illegal activities

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Take away the gas in the gas station, and the gangsters have nothing to run their gang.

From Time

When the group officially launched in June 2013, however, it was with a hard style paying homage to old-school gangster rap.

From Vox

Robert De Niro directs and doesn’t play a gangster in this one, which, though it has plenty of Hollywood sheen, is drawn from Chazz Palminteri’s real life.

From Ozy

He didn’t want to hear any more victims sobbing and grieving or be around any more gangsters, killers, sociopaths and lunatics.

Lewis’s death became a national news story, with headlines proclaiming that Chicago was back to its old gangster ways — the kind of bad press that made Daley irate.

In the neighborhoods they grow up in, prison is a rite of passage and being a street gangster is a viable career choice.

Are the guys from Vanity Fair and Time battling it out and trying to get gangster with each other?

He was a shy art student who assumed a role as this hell-raising gangster rapper, and then got caught up in it.

What Nucky Johnson was not was a gangster, though he did go to prison for a short stint, like Al Capone, for tax evasion.

Altaf Hussain has lived in exile in London since he fled Pakistan in 1991 as a wanted gangster.

The young visitor readily concurred in the plan, he wanted to see the house that the gangster had built anyhow.

Him, a big, strong man that had made a gangster eat his gun and ordered the judge and sheriff what to do!

He slipped into position on one side of the gangster, Ginsburg on the other.

"I thought so," he said, choosing to ignore the gangster and addressing Casane.

Oh, knock it off—where do you get that pirate bit, gangster?


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gangster, such as: bandit, criminal, crook, hoodlum, hooligan, and mobster.

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