Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of an organized group of criminals; a racketeer.
  • n. A member of a gang of delinquents.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of a criminal or street gang.
  • n. A member of a professional criminal organization; a racketeer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a criminal who is a member of gang

Etymologies

Circa 1895, gang +‎ -ster. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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    (embarrassed because I JUST watched this movie for the first time about a week ago)

    October 16, 2007

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    October 15, 2007

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    October 15, 2007

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    October 15, 2007

  • Maybe you could set the building on fire.

    October 15, 2007

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    October 15, 2007

  • Epitomised by The Godfather Trilogy.

    October 14, 2007