What does gangster mean?

Definitions for gangster
ˈgæŋ stərgang·ster

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gangster, mobsternoun

    a criminal who is a member of gang

Wiktionary

  1. gangsternoun

    A member of a criminal or street gang.

  2. gangsternoun

    A member of a professional criminal organization; a racketeer.

  3. Etymology: Circa 1895,.

Freebase

  1. Gangster

    A gangster is a criminal who is a member of a gang. Some gangs are considered to be part of organized crime. Gangsters are also called mobsters, a term derived from mob and the suffix -ster. Gangs provide a level of organization and resources that support much larger and more complex criminal transactions than an individual criminal could achieve. Gangsters have been active for many years in countries around the world. Some gangsters, perhaps most notably Al Capone, have become infamous. Gangsters are the subject of many movies, particularly from the period between 1930 and 1960. Nowadays, unorganized crime from non-Italian origins have taken to using the word "gangster" to refer to their fellow criminals, though often spelled as "gangsta" in reference to non-rhotic Black American pronunciation.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gangster in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gangster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of gangster in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Towson:

    That's a classic gangster strategy: When the market pulls back, one company doubles down, and then when it returns, you have the whole market, it's something I haven't seen ... any other company do at that scale.

  2. Michael Moreno:

    Everyone sees me as this thug, you know, or gangster, you know. I did this because I'm a bad guy -- like that's not who I am, underneath the helmet and the pads, you know, I'm really a great kid.

  3. Kim In:

    The US is disturbing the global peace and stability and insisting on the gangster-like logic that its invasion of a sovereign state is 'decisive, and just, and proportionate' and contributes to 'defending' the international order in its bid to apply it to the Korean Peninsula as well.

  4. Sergei Mitrokhin:

    One must understand that in Crimea, in essence, a gangster regime has been established under the protection of Moscow, former criminals have come to power, and have started to carve up the property.

  5. Ray Liotta:

    As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.

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