[gang-land, -luh nd]
- the world of organized crime; criminal underworld.
Origin of gangland
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Examples from the Web for gangland
John Buntin, The New York Times Magazine A plan for peace in gangland.The Week’s Best Longreads for July 13, 2013
July 13, 2013
As for that phone call—in the end, Alvarez-Marquez didn't end up helping the gangland matriarch get into the country.The Gangster Matriarch of L.A.
September 13, 2010
Stace Morse—known in gangland as a man with every crime in the calendar to his credit, and prominent because of it!
He also was quite a celebrity in that gathering—Larry the Bat was of the aristocracy and the elite of gangland.
Then from the blasphemous mouth of the king of gangland there came a shriek of awful fear.
Fingers of steel had gripped his wrist and the king of gangland rolled over on him, twisting the gun from his hand.
And he himself was killed by the gangland of Fort Worth, Tex.Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- the criminal underworld
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Word Origin and History for gangland
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