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  1. yardie(noun)

    member of an international gang of Jamaican criminals who sell drugs and violence

    "A much publicized raid on a yardie stronghold had first been simulated at Riot City"

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  1. yardie(Noun)

    A variant spelling of Yardie

  2. Yardie(Noun)

    A Jamaican.

  3. Yardie(Noun)

    a member of a Afro-Caribbean gang who engages in organized crime, especially drug trafficking

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  1. Yardie

    Yardie is a term stemming from the slang name originally given to occupants of "government yards", social housing projects with very basic amenities, in Trenchtown, a neighborhood in West Kingston, Jamaica. Trenchtown was originally built as a housing project following devastation caused by Hurricane Charlie. Each development was built around a central courtyard with communal cooking facilities. Poverty, crime, and gang violence became endemic in the neighborhood, leading the occupants of Trenchtown to be in part stigmatized by the term "Yardie".


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