[gang-land, -luh nd]


the world of organized crime; criminal underworld.

Origin of gangland

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; gang1 + land Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for gangland

mob, syndicate, abyss, riffraff, racket, Mafia, felonry, underworld

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the criminal underworld
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Word Origin and History for gangland

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

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