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gangland

[gang-land, -luh nd]
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noun
  1. the world of organized crime; criminal underworld.
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Origin of gangland

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; gang1 + land
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gangland

noun
  1. the criminal underworld
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Word Origin and History for gangland

n.

1912, from gang (n.) + land (n.).

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