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gangsterism

[gang-stuh-riz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the methods or behavior of gangsters.
  2. the use of tactics associated with gangsters, as intimidation or violence, in order to achieve something.

Origin of gangsterism

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; gangster + -ism
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gangsterism

noun
  1. the culture of belonging to organized gangs of criminals, esp involving violence
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