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  1. public enemy(Noun)

    A criminal widely regarded as dangerous or antisocial.


  1. Public Enemy

    Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, The S1W group, Music Director Khari Wynn and formerly Professor Griff who was dismissed from the group for anti-semitic remarks in 1990. Formed in Long Island, New York, in 1982, Public Enemy is known for their politically charged lyrics and criticism of the American media, with an active interest in the frustrations and concerns of the African American community. Their first four albums during the late 1980s and early 1990s were all certified either gold or platinum and were, according to music critic Robert Hilburn, "the most acclaimed body of work ever by a rap act." In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Public Enemy number 44 on its list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The group was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007. The band were announced as inductees for the 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on December 11, 2012, making them the fourth hip-hop act to be inducted after Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of public enemy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of public enemy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Gallagher:

    Whites walking down Main Street with an AK-47 are defenders of American values; a black man doing the same thing is Public Enemy No. 1.

  2. Donald Tusk:

    As you know, to most politicians representing the new power (in Warsaw) I am Public Enemy number 1. Not only because I am in Brussels.

  3. Senior Officer Deon Joseph:

    My favorite rap groups were NWA and Public enemy, yes FTP (an Acronym for f*** the police) was playing on my tape deck when I'm driving my Nissan Sentra back in the day.

  4. Donald Tusk:

    Personally, I am very critical of many actions taken by the new authorities in Poland for many reasons, as you know, to most politicians representing the new power (in Warsaw) I am Public Enemy number 1. Not only because I am in Brussels.

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