“When we got to school, he had already started a gang called Deuce,” Maroulis explains.
In a city like Boston, setting off gangs or gang members or neighborhoods as control groups is nonsensical.
We have the Bowles-Simpson Commission, the Rivlin-Domenici Commission, the gang of Six plans to look to and learn from.
The informant then asked 28-year-old Gitschlag if he could buy more guns for members of his gang.
Former Florencia 13 heavy hitter Alfred Lomas says that gang members were far from the only participants in the riots.
There were three in the gang and they got him and the radio paper which was stolen from our file.
I'm going to tell you a comical tale about a gang of blackmailers.
Yell hae to gang ben, gudeman, said she, and speak to Watty.
For one thing, I am going to work to undo some of the mischief which the gang have wrought.
Another is stolen, and the gang is ready for business again.
from Old English gang "a going, journey, way, passage," and Old Norse gangr "a group of men, a set," both from Proto-Germanic *gangaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Danish, Dutch, Old High German, German gang, Old Norse gangr, Gothic gagg "act of going"), from PIE root *ghengh- "to step" (cf. Sanskrit jangha "shank," Avestan zanga- "ankle," Lithuanian zengiu "I stride"). Thus not considered to be related to go.
The sense evolution is probably via meaning "a set of articles that usually are taken together in going" (mid-14c.), especially a set of tools used on the same job. By 1620s this had been extended in nautical speech to mean "a company of workmen," and by 1630s the word was being used, with disapproving overtones, for "any band of persons traveling together." Gangway preserves the original sense of the word, as does gangplank.
1856, from gang (n.). Related: Ganged; ganging. To gang up (on) is first attested 1919.